Dispose of E-Waste
It doesn’t take long for new media to become old media, and as a consumer-driven society, it’s second nature for some people to make a quick discard in order to have room for the next big thing. However, this cyclical behavior is only feeding more technotrash into our landfills. According to the EPA, in 2007, Americans disposed of 140.3 million units of cell phones and 205.5 million units of computers products. How much of that was recycled? A mere 10% and 18%, respectively. In an effort to derail the significant amount of e-waste going to landfills, GreenDisk offers secure and environmentally friendly ways to reuse and recycle components. GreenDisk started business on Earth Day in 1993, and its headquarters have been in Sammamish, WA, ever since. In the beginning, this company provided eco-friendly e-waste disposal for software publishers, but now its services are directed toward a wider audience: businesses, homes and the government. So, if you’re looking for a way to recycle those CD jewel cases, computers, printers, monitors and other technology, GreenDisk is an option. You can even encourage friends and family to recycle by giving them a GreenDisk gift certificate. By using the Technotrash Can (available in standard and tall sizes) or the Technotrash Pack-IT (shipping box), you can collect and send pounds of CDs, diskettes, DVDs, ink cartridges, cell phones, videotapes, pagers and PDAs off for processing. When you have an e-waste recycling can set up in your home or office, it makes reusing and recycling of these items easier — all you have to do is place the technotrash in the can and request a pick-up. Before you know it, FedEx will be there to pick up and transmit the materials to GreenDisk. Although GreenDisk’s Technotrash Can services are only available in the contiguous 48 states (does not include Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico or any location outside of North America), the Technotrash Pack-It is available in Canada. Just think: For $49.95, you can assist in reusing and recycling up to 70 pounds of e-waste — what a great gift for the planet!