SOURCE: Simply Electronics
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - While modern society may demand that consumers constantly upgrade their current cell phone, tablet, computer or other electronic device, many are unaware of the proper ways to dispose of these items. A recent article from The Huffington Post reveals the dangers of throwing electronics away and the many avenues one can take to recycle a device he or she no longer uses. As an online retailer specializing in these types of products, Simply Electronics understands that the evolution of technology is rapidly paced, with new devices entering the market on a regular basis. With this type of frequency, the company urges individuals to seek out ways to properly dispose of their electronic devices.
According to the article, the complexity of electronic devices is motivation enough for individuals to find ways to recycle or reuse old items. It states, "Electrical components can contain a variety of heavy metals and other toxins that you don't want released into the natural environment." While individuals may not throw them away, the article suggests that consumers are likely to build up collections of old devices, including chargers and connection cables. In a recent press statement, Simply Electronics adds, "As more and more of our income is being spent on gadgets, concerns are ever increasing on just what to do with all this electronic waste."
To recycle said items, the article suggests that there are many places where individuals can properly dispose of old items, such as electronic stores. These items are typically sent to recycling facilities that break down the device and collect components that can be used to manufacture new products; those that cannot be used are properly disposed of. Simply Electronics suggests that if an individual takes this route, it is best to make sure that all personal information from the device is removed.
The article explains that even if the item is no longer used, these devices are often perfectly functional and can be given to charities or sold to companies who may have a use for old phones. In addition, sometimes these products are sought out by educational institutions as a learning tool for technology-oriented courses. If an individual has a charger or phone, Huffington Post also suggests that they may be able to sell it to a willing consumer online who is looking for a replacement.
To encourage greater recycling of electronic waste, Simply Electronics has announced plans to create a program in the future that will help its consumers recycle old devices. The company expands on the plans in a recent press statement, "Simply Electronics is hoping to implement a recycling program for our customers in the near future, where we take back customers' unwanted items and dispose of them safely and responsibly."
Simply Electronics is a leading online retailer, an Internet shopping mall that offers consumer electronics products with a variety of well-known brands. The products cover a wide range, from flash memory cards to high-end photographic equipment, from audio and visual equipment to mobile phones and music players. Simply Electronics is the culmination of more than a decade of experience in the consumer electronics market, with five years experience in selling products via online retail. The company's passion is providing the consumer with the best value possible, which includes rock-bottom prices and free shipping.