Now you can easily recycle your electronics (phones, computers, games and more), save the planet and help out a charity at the same time! Electronics are made from valuable resources such as precious metals, copper, and plastics — all of which require energy to mine and process. Recovering these materials by recycling avoids the need to mine and process new materials, which in turn, conserves our natural resources, and avoids air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
For example, we would save the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 24,000 U.S. homes in a year. (EPA)
Cell phones have a number of different metals in them which can be recycled. For every million cell phones we recycle, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. (EPA)
One of the easiest ways to re-E-cycle? MyBoneYard® makes it as simple as 1-2-3. They bring together leading electronics product asset recovery and recycling capabilities so you can be assured that your personal information will be permanently deleted and your electronic products will be handled in the most ecologically friendly manner.
Some of the equipment is eligible to go to battered women’s shelters, senior citizens homes, schools and 911 services. They also provide charitable options within MyBoneYard, where the value of your trade can be directed to a participating charitable group. Charities include The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, World Wildlife Fund, and over 400 of America’s most respected environmental and conservation groups.