How many of you have old electronic goods lying around, or just dump them in landfill?
I am certainly not one to judge, as I have bought a few computers in my time. However, I dispose of and recycle my computers and electronic goods as responsibly as I can, or at least attempt to extend their lifespan as long as I can by adding new components or get them repaired.
Links mentioned during this episode;
- Equipment Recycling Network Inc – www.erni.asn.au
- Computer Bank – www.computerbank.org.au
- Mobile Muster – www.mobilemuster.com.au
- 4 Ways to Minimize Electronic Waste – original inspiration for the episode.
Lately you can get devices repaired as there are so many mobile device fix-it shops popping up all over the place. We have two of these shops in our new shopping mall that I noticed in the last few months.
So next time you think about getting rid of an electronic device, have a think about where it may end up. Can you repair or upgrade it instead of replacing it? It is a much better outcome for your back pocket, and the environment in the long run.