By Erin Ellison April 20, 2022
Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is the trash created by discarded electronic devices, or a lot of the things related to creating or keeping those devices up and running. So yes, it’s your phone, but think about your headphones, charger, and other accessories too.
We all love our devices, but e-waste is the fastest growing waste type in the world — and the U.S. produces a lot of it. How much? Let’s look at the numbers.
E-waste is a growing problem — and we don’t just mean the stuff piling up in the corner of your home office. But by waving goodbye to planned obsolescence and making your devices last longer (or responsibly reselling or recycling them when you’re ready to move on), you can make a difference and help keep waste to a minimum and help save the planet. And who knows? You might even make a little money doing it. Plus, there are electronics recycling options close to nearly every community.
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Erin Ellison is the Director of Content & SEO for EarthLink. She has more than 15 years of writing experience for businesses, agencies, and the media. Her superpower is translating complicated tech jargon into language we can all understand. She currently lives and works in Atlanta. Connect with Erin on LinkedIn.
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