eCycle To Reduce Waste

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Samantha Nevels from the Consumer Electronics Association discusses the importance and ease of recycling your electronics.

    Samantha Nevels: Hi! I am Samantha Nevels with the Consumer Electronics Association, and I am here to show you just how easy it is to recycle your old electronics.

    Its important to responsibly recycle your electronics at the end of their life. There are many materials and components and products like your cell phone and laptop that can be reused to make new products.

    To find a recycling location near you, visit greenergadgets.

    org. There you can put in your ZIP code and find the closest location to you. All the sites use third-party certified recyclers, so you know where you drop off is being recycled responsibly.

    There are more than 8,000 locations across the country where you can bring your electronics to be recycled such as local government locations, charities, and stores such as Best Buy that accept a wide range of consumer electronics.

    The Tech Industry started the eCycling Leadership Initiative a few years ago, and last year recycled over 620 million pounds of consumer electronics. Websites like greenergadgets.

    org also provide tips to help you live green, buy green, and recycle responsibly. Adopting some of these green behaviors like eCycling can help you lower your impact on the environment.