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Where does -IT- go in Ontario?

If you’re curious about how to properly dispose of broken record players, CDs, old phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic waste (e-waste) check this out:  Where does it go? – RecycleYourElectronics.ca.

Just type in your postal code and you’ll see lots of places & events that will properly dispose of e-waste! Some may arrange to pick it up from you, but there might be a small fee.

If you want some other incentives, donate to reBOOT, a registered charity.
$$$ You’ll receive a tax receipt $$$
Plus, you’ll be helping kids/adults who are in need of a computer.

***It’s important to properly dispose of e-waste because the materials used to make the technology are still valuable –even if the electronic is no longer working. ***

Why put lives in danger mining for a material we already have a lot of?  I don’t want that stuff being wasted in landfills! I especially wouldn’t want it leaching into the ground or accidentally finding itself in animals’ bellies :[

 

“Most of the parts – steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and made into new products. Also, lots of electronic equipment like computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.” – Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)

Want to know more about what’s inside your electronics + how good it feels to reuse?
Read: SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

I have successfully acquired a Laptop without having to support APPLE!

& get this: ITS NOT A PC.

PowerBook_G4_17 I spent 1/20th of the price I would have spent if I had bought a brand new MacBook Pro. Great for my pocket. :}

I am happily supporting Toronto’s local economy by giving my money to a small business and am supporting a local artist by buying her old computer.
Not to mention saving a perfectly good piece of technology from the Landfills.

Oh! This makes my heart soar! The anti-consumer inside me lives another day.
I don’t have to support a company with what I consider to be good-quality hardware, but b-a-d morality. Arisetotrash’s eco-karma has not been tainted by digital necessity.

— before you say anything.

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