Finding ECyclers

The World Wide Web is the most useful tool for finding companies, organizations, and services to collect, process, and dispose of your e-waste. Visiting your local city, town, or state government's Web site is a good place to start. With public awareness about the harmful environmental effects caused by companies and recyclers who export e-waste overseas on the rise, finding ones that do the right thing matters. Helping take some of the guesswork out of finding responsible recyclers is the...

Recycling Gadgets the Green

Although the third R of green gadgets is recycle, it doesn't necessarily mean that the items you want to dispose of will be broken down into parts and ground up, melted, or otherwise destroyed. As I say in the preceding section, the terms recycle and reuse are sometimes interchangeable. For example, if you have someone repair or update a working gadget or computer that you don't want or need and then put it back into someone else's hands, that process qualifies as both recycling and reusing....