Did you know your consumer electronics have several harmful chemicals in them? Items like Lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants can be quite problematic to the environment. What is the advantage of recycling them? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency:
“Electronic products are made from valuable resources, such as precious and other metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture them. Reusing and recycling these materials from end-of-life electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing new products.”
What are the electronics manufactures doing about it, and where can Seattlites recycle their electronics? Visit this Seattle Times Post for more information.