If you’re like me, you probably have lots of old cell phones and computers lying around. Electronics become antiquated so quickly, and throwing them out in the regular garbage is a tremendous strain on the environment. Thanks to one of my favorite green bloggers, Danny Seo, I’ve learned how to dispose of such waste: Earth911.org!
It’s a really cool site…all you have to do is put in your zip code and viola! It lists places for you to get rid of items such as cell phones, antifreeze, batteries, tires, and more. I’ve learned that within a few miles of my home, I can get rid of my old cell phone at a recycling center, a cell phone bank at a Radio Shack, and a charity organization!
It’s great to know there is a safe way to throw out hazardous materials.
I came across this great calculator that actually shows you how much of a carbon footprint you are having with your travels. Check it out by going to: http://shipgreen.net/calculator/