Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Afterlife of Cellphones - New York Times

Here's a great article on what happens to cellphones after you throw them out or send them back to the manufacturer. E-waste is becoming a big problem because we keep replacing our months-old gadgets with newer, shinier ones.

Lots of websites have information on how to donate your cell phone or how to start your own donation drive for your organization. If you live in the Boston area, you can donate your old cellphones to The Network/La Red, which uses them in their LGBT domestic violence program. You can find donation boxes at places like Wainwright Bank.

The best way to reduce e-waste, of course, is to use electronics until the very bitter end, and then recycle them. Hopefully we can all help reduce this toxic waste!

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