10 Unique Ways to Reduce E-Waste

Millions of tons of e-waste winds up in landfills each year. We’re looking at some of the ways you can reduce your e-waste.

There are mountains of e-waste in China. Some of it is there to be recycled, but most is waiting to be shipped off to e-waste landfills in Africa or other parts of Asia.

While reusing plastic, glass, and metals has become the norm, far less thought is given to recycling electronic items.

The term electronic waste refers to any electronic device that is no longer wanted or has become obsolete. Electronics classified as e-waste can either be in perfect working condition or be unusable.

How to Reduce Your E-Waste

Do Something points out that between 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed every year.

Donate or Sell Working Electronics

One simple way to efficiently manage e-waste is to simply sell your working electronics. You may find a buyer via eBay or Craigslist.

Consume Less

Of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) REDUCE is the most important. It’s so easy to purchase a sleek TV, the latest mobile phone, or a brand-new laptop.