This week is Earth Week (April 17-23rd).
It’s a great time to do some spring cleaning and recycle some of those old electronics that are lying around the house taking up space.
Simply dropping electronics into the regular garbage cycle will poison the environment.
A little effort really goes a long way!
A few stats ..
Ø 96.8% of Ontarians live within 10kms of a Recycle My Electronics drop off depot, which collect and transport old electronics to specially equipped plants.
Ø Whatever you do, don’t dump your old smart phone in the garbage … proper recycling prevents lead, mercury, plastic and other toxins from landfills.
Ø Proper electronics recycling extracts and make it possible to reuse up to 80% of materials – like silver, copper, gold, wires, cables, glass – and scarce metals like Paladium, which is 30 times more valuable than gold.
Ø Since 2009, when Recycle My Electronics began, 75 million devices have been recycled!
So do your part and it can go a long, long way in preserving our cherished mother earth!