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How To Go Green With Your Dead Machines

With all the crazy pressure in today’s climate bringing into question our ethics and what they mean for our future, it’s only understandable that the everyman would be overwhelmed. Don’t eat this and don’t buy that is crammed down our throat on a daily basis, meanwhile we are living in the most technologically advanced age yet where the unveiling of a new iPhone is considered breaking news. It’s a balancing act and there’s nothing easy about it. So, what happens when our responsibility to our planet butts heads with the electronic age we’re living in and we’re left with awkward, clunky, dead metal objects that can no longer connect us to the world wide web littering our taupe carpeted floors?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Redefine 

We’re under the impression as a collective people that going green means extraordinary things like extremist veganism and wearing only sustainable resources such as burlap, but it’s a misconception to think respecting our environment is all about skipping around maypoles and eating patchouli out of our victory gardens. What we do with our electronics once they’re busted over and left for dead plays a huge role in the process of protecting and revamping our sensitive environment. Today, practically everyone has a personal computer and when it goes to ghost land, the widespread majority clearly doesn’t know what to do with these computerized corpses, because you see PCs littering the curb on trash day all over the world. Recycling your computers can make a profound difference.

What To Do With The Body?

Hardware is hardwired into our brains as being inconvenient when it comes to its disposal. Luckily, this is one area of education that can be easily relayed to those in need. All the information is out there for things like computer recycling, you just need to know where to look. Sending your personal robot to its original manufacturer is the best bet, but if the computer you’re mourning is an especially old model, it could cost you between $10 and $20 dollars to afford the recycling kit. Though that’s not a substantial loss for the general public, there may be cheaper options. For example, if your computer still works and you’re getting rid of it to make room for a newer model there are plenty of donation options available to you such as nonprofit organizations and community centers or schools in need. You can visit the Consumer Education Initiative for more information regarding recycling opportunities nearest to you.

The More You Yearn To Learn

It can be intimidating at times to search for the answers, but the more we learn together is what brings us positive results. In a world that’s so consumed by mass produced machines, it’s important to know how to protect our Earth from the waste that comes from racing after newer, faster, flashier advances. As we advance forward with our technologies, we must make sure to maintain advancing our awareness as well.