Electronics make life easier and connect us to information and people that we might have never known otherwise. But what happens when they wear out and it's time to upgrade?
Without the technological advances of the last few years, we wouldn't have in-car GPS to help when we're lost or laptops and tablets that let you read greenUGPRADER no matter where you are.
But as with so many things we depend on in life, it's important to think about the entire life cycle of our electronics, and not just the few years they spend in our possession. Electronics recycling is important and increasing, but we still have a long way to go.
Electronics contain hazardous materials that can damage water, soil, and air quality if not disposed of properly.
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