Happy Earth Day!
Many Americans look forward to a new gadget to play with for the new features and enhanced speed. This leads to an epidemic for the discarding of older devices.
Before dropping off your tech in any random box, we need to research the recycling programs of our large corporations as many of the devices are sent to China. The stripping of these goods can cause pollution and injure the workers. Other programs just consolidate the waste and throw into dumpsters at the end of the day.
Our best solution is to get more use out of the technology. Sell to others at a reduced price and donate to non-profits or people in need. We should also extend the use of the gadget another year to actually use the device.
Most of this information is listed on this link: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/04/22/earth-day-and-technology/