E-Waste & Toxic Heavy Metals

Electronic waste (e-waste) is the term used to describe discarded electronic devices.  Many unwanted electronics (computers, laptops, mobile phones, TVs, DVD players, mp3 players, etc.) contain hazardous waste including toxic heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, copper, and aluminum.  Incorrect disposal of these items can lead to health problems and environmental pollution.

Freelance writer, Heather Levin wrote an interesting piece on e-waste facts, statistics & solutions. The author has some great tips on recycling your e-waste safely, including:

Another option is to donate your unwanted cell phones to a worthy organization, such as:

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