Recycling Small Electronics

Caleb Tate

What are small electronics?

Some examples of small electronics are cell phones, MP3 players and iPods or just electronics that are small

Why should you recycle?

You should recycle because it can help the environment and help businesses that make these small electronics to have more resources to remake their product.

How recycling small electronics help the environment?

Recycling small electronics helps the environment because you can save a lot of valuable resources.

What small electronics can you recycle?

You can recycle any small electronics or any electronics you want.

Do small electronics contain anything hazardous?

Small electronics do contain different hazardous materials such as mercury and lead.

What are the steps of recycling electronics?

The steps are sorting, batteries, circuits, casings, accessories, and packaging.

Can you make money for recycling certain electronics?

Now for the positive economic side of electronics recycling Many of these products can earn you some cash. In particular, you can find mail in programs for smaller electronics, such as cell phones and MP3 players.

How do I know which electronics are recyclable?

Obviously, the types of electronics accepted will depend on the recycler and what it is equipped to handle. However, many e-waste recyclers will use the phrase, "We accept anything with a cord or batteries." This is because it's a very similar process to recycle any of these products, and all of them are mostly comprised of metals and plastics.

What resources do you not save when you don't recycling?

$60 million in gold/silver every year is dumped into a landfill or just sitting in your house collecting dust.

What resources do you save by recycling?

For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.