For a long time now, we’ve lived in a throw-away culture.
This means many things, such as:
Most of us have learned from childhood how important it is to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” as this Jack Johnson song shows. And yet, the amount of waste being dumped into our environment increases every year.
We’re not going to focus on all the things we throw away. The truth is that we have to rethink this throwaway society. At Ncentiva, we know that if consumers and companies work together, we can solve some of the challenges of a throwaway society.
It starts, though, with understanding the problem, especially when it comes to electronic waste (also known as e-waste).
To that end, here are some things we think you need to know:
Feeling concerned yet?
When we don’t make the effort to dispose of materials properly—or better yet find ways to extend the life of our electronics and reuse materials, we put our health and our world at risk.
E-waste is toxic.
Many electronic devices contain things like: lead, cadmium, mercury, flame retardants, and beryllium. When these devices are exposed to heat in landfills, (or burnt as the easiest way to dispose of them) these chemicals can leach into the ground, contaminate groundwater, and send toxic fumes into the air.
Whether the damage is done to the earth, air, or water, the results are pretty much the same:
We’ve got the depressing stuff out of the way. But there is good news. More and more companies are making an effort to find solutions, including recycling programs that reuse materials and grow a circular economy.
You are part of that circle.
Before you throw away any of your old technology, think about the benefits of recycling them instead:
That sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
In order to make this happen, you have an important role.
You, the consumer, must demand responsible recycling practices from your electronics company. You must be willing to invest in electronics that have recycled material, and to (perhaps) use your electronics for a longer time. Finally, don’t simply throw your electronics away, but rather take the steps to recycle your products.
Ncentiva (powered by Phobio) is here to help you take the recycling steps! It’s really easy. All you have to do is reach out to Ncentiva today to get a price quote for your old electronics.
If you accept the quote, Phobio will help you ship your electronics (at no cost) for a final assessment. In return, you get gift cards to top brands with up to 20% more than the value of your device.
We take care of the rest, making sure that your electronics get recycled rather than dumped. Help the planet, start your trade-in today!
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