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Here's How Much Not Recycling Your Old Laptop Is Costing You

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30.09.2021

Recycling is one of those buzzwords that go back and forth in popularity. On one hand, recycling electronics is a responsible, earth-friendly, sustainable thing to do. On the other hand, in today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to set it aside in favor of focusing on production, sales, and the bottom line.

But is recycling electronics really just a time-consuming endeavor to be done when start-up owners have the time? Or is there a greater cost to ignoring this environmentally-minded step?

Related: The Electronic Menace: Why E-waste is a Major Concern Today

You don’t have to have a reputation as a tree-hugger to be aware of the cost of electronics that are not properly disposed of. It’s well-documented.

For starters, just think of the staggering amount of e-waste that is thrown away in landfills each year. A report by the UN listed it at almost 54 million tons in 2019 and the rate at which we add more e-waste to the pile is growing. Experts say that our electronic waste output will double by 2035.

All of that has a massive impact on the world around us. Environmental impact alone is shown in........

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