If you're looking to do as little harm to our environment as possible here are 3 Ways to Properly Dispose of Old Electronics:
- www.Gazelle.com buys old cell phones, digital cameras, laptops. camcorders, and other electronics. After confirming the status and value of your item, you'll get a check, PayPal payment, or Gift Card. An iPhone 3G 8 Gigabyte version fetched $103, recently!
- www.Gettington.com allows you to price out what you'll get before you sell by answering a few questions about your item (and the accessories you have for it). You can sell anything from iPhones, iPods, to software, and eBook Readers!
- www.Flipswap.com gives you the ability to sell your old phone for cash (or a donation to a charity of your choosing) -- you can even trade it in for credit at a store that sells cell phones! At the high end, Flipswap pays out an average of $160 for old BlackBerrys and $220 for iPhones.
Remember, most electronics have some form of toxic chemicals in them, and even if you don't sell them, or donate them -- you should dispose of them properly (BestBuy has a great recycle program, be sure to check it out!)
If you're looking for a great read that discusses creating a sustainable future...I highly recommend reading Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman.
You know may his other work, The World is Flat.
Here's a description from Amazon:
"Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is “hot, flat, and crowded.” Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green."
Let me know what you think!
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