Electronic Waste Is A Growing Problem, But Here's One Easy Solution

An eco-friendly way of dealing with e-waste.

Did you know that over half of America's electronic waste is shipped to other countries? According to Gizmogul, a huge percentage of our e-waste ends up in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, where teenagers and children melt down the electronics for scrap. It is the largest electronic dumping ground in the world.

Toxic metals and plastic byproducts end up in the smoke, the soil, and the water, not to mention the lungs of the children working there. In fact, the average life expectancy in Agbogbloshie is just 25 years old.

But there's a better way and it's free for you to use.

To donate or sell your old electronics for responsible and eco-friendly recycling please go to Gizmogul. They will send you a prepaid FedEx shipping label which you can just put on a box containing your old electronics and drop off or arrange for pick up. It costs you nothing and helps reduce the hazardous waste impact of discarded electronics.

Please share this with your friends and remember this service the next time you need to throw out an old laptop, computer, or cell phone.