E-waste: Donate, or not, Recycle


In today’s digital age, people who live in urban areas at least hold two electronic devices on hand( i.e. your smartphone, laptop/iPad  and television/computer at home, etc.). Because of the rapid change of technologies, there are many unwanted or old electronic devices generated and some end up being e-waste dumped in the landfill.

Australia has over 31 million mobile phone subscribers who, on average, replace their handsets every 18 to 24 months.

On one hand, if your unwanted/old electronic devices still work, why not donate them to some nonprofit organisations? There are Sort Recycling, who refurbish working computers for locally disadvantaged children and MobileMuster, a government accredited mobile phone recycling program donate unwanted mobile devices to Able Australia to improve the digital literacy of the deafblind community.  MobileMuster also has many drop off points across Australia which is convenient for people to drop off their e-device (simply put your postcode at the search bar of drop-off points found in their website). Instead of…

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