In today’s society with our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, we generally do not have time to consider things that do not significantly impact our daily lives such as E-Waste.
Often, rather than consider recycling or proper e-waste disposal options, we just throw that old computer monitor or broken phone in the trash with the rest of our rubbish.
Most people simply do not have the time to research and investigate how they can discard their old technology in the most environmentally friendly way.
This article aims to provide simple and easy solutions for appropriate E-Waste disposal which will not only make your life easier but help the environment.
Companies such as 1300 RUBBISH and 1800ewaste come to your home and collect your E-Waste for you.
They ensure that it is sent to recycling facilities rather than littering landfill.
These companies will take goods from microwaves to printers, televisions to mobile phones, and send them off to be recycled; essentially anything electronic that you no longer require can be recycled and prevented from becoming landfill.
Run by Planet Ark is the useful website http://recyclingnearyou.com.au Simply enter your state and postcode and the website lists several different nearby facilities for recycling including E-Waste.
This is a free service and does not cost you to be environmentally conscious.
Additionally, city councils often provide free E-Waste disposal days, such as Wollongong City Council over the Anzac Day weekend. Residents are encouraged to bring their E-Waste free of charge to a certain location where they can assure it is being disposed of in the most environmentally sound way.
Finally, for those who may have a bit more spare time on their hands or are keen to make some money for their E-Waste, there is always the option of selling. Avenues such as eBay, Cash Converters and the Trading Post are popular ways to find a new home for your unwanted electronics while making a little cash on the side.
However, if you are feeling more charitable, electronics that are in working condition can be donated to the less fortunate or to local schools.
Why simply add to the growing, worldwide E-Waste problem when you can just as easily be environmentally friendly!