Here’s how to recycle electronic waste

Technology is advancing faster than it breaks, which means we’re upgrading our devices and getting rid of our old gadgets more often than ever. In 2016 alone, the United States trashed about 44 pounds of electronic waste per person. And today’s devices, from iPhones to simple alarm clocks, often contain toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury. If you just throw them away, those poisons will end up in the environment.

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Here’s how to recycle electronic waste

Technology is advancing faster than it breaks, which means we’re upgrading our devices and getting rid of our old gadgets more often than ever. In 2016 alone, the United States trashed about 44 pounds of electronic waste per person. And today’s devices, from iPhones to simple alarm clocks, often contain toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury. If you just throw them away, those poisons will end up in the environment.

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