It’s a common saying that one man’s trash is another man’s eco-friendly stuff. And since we all tend to discard electronics, especially computers and laptops, after a year or even after the launch of every updated version; it becomes a treasure trough of recyclable material.
Hundreds of thousands of electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, hard drives, and LCD monitors are disposed of or recycled each year. The demand is increasing and we are in dire need to create a proper system in which we can fulfill it in an environment friendly way.
At an international level, the awareness for recycling is rather poor. Third world countries are not as active in IT recycling as developed countries. In US alone, there are various laws being practiced, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in order to reduce the danger of e-waste landfill. As the process also helps extract the precious materials used in the making of electronics, they can then be used to manufacture repurposed goods.
DIY or Hire A Professional?
Interesting thing about computer or LCD monitor recycling is that you can create a number of uses even after the machine life is over. But, as we have an expert for every job in today’s world, I would also recommend donating to or hiring a professional vendor for the job. Doing that means that your IT waste is disposed or recycled conveniently, safely, and above all, in a legal manner.
For all the tech junkies out there, we have brought a collection of some wicked repurposed items that are produced using recycled e-waste. Hope you are inspired enough to try!
The Red Oh La La to Impress Your Techie GF!
Dream Notebook & Stationery
Living In The Matrix!
Beware of the Thing!
The Upcycled Kitty House!
The Apple Clock
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