• Erase your e-waste

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    (Easy and very simple tips for a greener lifestyle; but enough to help conserve the treasures of nature.)

    More than 50 million tons of e-waste is generated each year in the US alone  PHOTO BY GEORGE HOTELLING, COURTESY OF FLICKR

    More than 50 million tons of e-waste is generated each year in the US alone
    PHOTO BY GEORGE HOTELLING, COURTESY OF FLICKR

    Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is a term used to describe any electronic device that is outdated, obsolete, broken, donated, discarded, or at the end of its useful life. This includes cell phones, computers, laptops, PDAs, monitors, televisions, printers, scanners, and any other electrical device.

    With the rapid expansion of technology, combined with the relatively short shelf life of many present day electronic devices, more and more e-waste is generated each year. Often, these discarded devices end up in landfills or are incinerated, which can cause major environmental problems in our communities.

    We encourage you to collect all of your old electronic materials and take them to an e-waste recycling facility such as E-Stewards
    (http://www.e-stewards.org/) to make sure they are properly handled.

    Source: http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/junkmail_info.html

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