Celebrate Earth Day and Recycle Your Old Electronics7
With Earth Day just around the corner, you may be looking for ways to celebrate or even to improve. Have you ever thought about celebrating Earth Day by recycling your old electronics? Learn how recycling your e-waste can help the earth and a little about the history of Earth Day too!
How Can E-Recycling Benefit the Earth?
E-recycling isn’t just a good idea, it’s necessary for long-term sustainability and environmental health. Electronics are amazing. They have infiltrated our everyday life and make everything easier. Information at the touch of a finger and near instantaneous communication to anyone anywhere on the globe. Because of electronics, we know more than we ever have before including the impact that our electronic loving lifestyle is having on the environment.
Make no mistake, using a computer or a cell phone doesn’t necessarily have any negative effects unless you account for your electricity source (which is another avenue of change that we should explore as well). It’s what happens when our electronics are no longer useful.
If we throw them away or even recycle them carelessly, all the heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and more can be allowed to enter the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil in which we grow our food. Even if it’s not harming your local environment, it could be harming places where your food and other goods are sourced. On top of that, every piece of material wasted is another piece of material that we then have to mine and refine again. The solution is proper e-recycling.
How to E-Recycle Properly for Your Home or Business
The first step is finding a proper e-recycling partner. You want an e-recycler that is certified preferably with R2 certifications, one that can handle data destruction—you wouldn’t want to risk a data breach just because you are trying to make the world a better place would you?—and one that 100% contractually owns the liability. Sadoff is just such an e-recycler and with our locations in Wisconsin and Nebraska, we can serve businesses nationwide. We are open to the public and we work with businesses both large and small.
What is Earth Day and Why is it Important?
Earth Day is an annual celebration of the earth and a chance to demonstrate support for environmental protection through action. It was first held on April 22nd in 1970 and it is now celebrated every year on the same date.
The day actually has an interesting history too. It was, in large part, a response to the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill which dumped over 3 million gallons of oil and killed more than 10,000 mammals and birds in the region.
The response was proposed to be a national teach-in across the entire United States. This resulted in 20-million people pouring out onto the streets and included support from unlikely allies such as the UAW.
To this day, the first Earth Day is still the single largest protest action ever. Though not expressly a protest, Earth Day in 2020 mobilized over 100 million people online for the 50th anniversary, also setting the record for largest online mobilization in history.
Find a Trusted E-Recycler
When you rely on Sadoff for your e-recycling, you can be sure that your data is safe and that all of your electronics get recycled safely and properly, and of course, we 100% contractually own liability. You can reach out to us today for a quote!
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