By: Briana Pratt
How to recycle electronics
Some Commonly Asked Questions
Why should I recycle electronics? It's not like anything happens - Right?
Plenty of chemicals invade our air and pollute clean water, all because of an electronic being thrown into a landfill. When electronics are thrown away, they do not disappear. They do not decompose into helpful compost. Electronics just stay in the landfills letting off harmful toxics. Those harmful electronic toxins equal 70% of total toxins in the air. Gross right? Many people are fooled by the fact that if they cannot see the device in the area, its gone. Thats wrong too, clearly these electronics are going nowhere but invading our precious air and water.
Is recycling connected to history in any way?
What can my recycled items be turned into?
There was even an artist by the name of Julia Christensen that created projectors for art with dissembled electronic parts. Art and recycling actually mix well together - Who knew?
- "We Talked To The Artist Turning E-Waste Into Projected Star Maps | The Creators Project." The Creators Project. Web. 03 Mar. 2016.
- "Recycle It Right." – Electronics TakeBack Coalition. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.