Tis The Season For Getting Rid Of E-Waste
Play a part in eliminating the mountain of holiday e-waste that piles up every year
The holiday season is exciting . For many consumers, whether it’s a new TV, a new mobile phone or a cool new toy for the parents or the kids, there’s no better time of the year. But in with the new too often means out to the garbage – and not to recycling – with the old. We are often tempted to put that old tv on the curb when we get the shiny, new big one but that comes with its problems. For one, when e-waste is disposed of and not recycled, many of these chemical-laden or mercury and lead-containing products end up in landfills where they can do harm to both the local residents and wildlife. In the instance its burned, harmful chemicals can leech out into the air.
So what can we do?
|While you're entitled to a new TV or tablet, it may not always be necessary to replace everything every year.
|Sometimes, a simple repair is the best way to get continued use out of your favorite laptop, TV, or phone.
|Increasingly, companies are selling refurbished phones, TVs and other electronics. This saves you money as a consumer and ensures that a device gets reused rather than discarded so that it can do no environmental harm.
|Companies like Arrow can make arrangements to pick up your out-of-use technology and recycle it for you so it is efficiently and responsibly reprocessed for reuse. We will guide you all the way from wiping your data to disposing of it.
To learn more about how you can cut down on the e-waste this holiday season, go to www.arrowscrap.com/services/e-waste-recycling