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Don’t Trash Old Tech 25

Once you upgrade your phone, tablet or other gadgets, the old tech becomes e-waste. Learn about what that means and what you can do about it.

Updated On 12/04/2018 | Originally Published On 04/10/2015

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TECH ISSUES

Love it or hate it, technology is a constant part of everyday life. And that means e-waste. A LOT of it. But what is e-waste, and how much is a LOT? Take this quiz and find out.

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  • Jennifer L. 5 days ago
    I had no idea I had to recycle electronics different! So good to know!
  • Lorraine B. 7 days ago
    another good one
  • Carla N. 7 days ago
    Can someone at Recyclebank explain how to recycle basic electrical-cord products (e.g., toaster, hand-mixer, lamp base) versus electronic products?
    • BenD@Recyclebank 6 days ago

      Hi Carla, 

      Electrical cord products are also considered e-waste. If they are in working order, they could be donated. Otherwise they should be taken to an e-waste drop-off point.

    • Carla N. 6 days ago
      Thanks, Ben! Now I know what to do with my defunct plug-in items.
  • Gayle K. 7 days ago
    LOL "All of the above" is correct every time.
  • Daniel S. 2 years ago
    It's good to know that when I shop I see products that say made from recycled products.
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