November 19 2008 – Supply Brothers
In 2005, Americans threw out a record 5.5 billion pounds of electronics, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. What was the result of this? Millions of pounds of chemicals and heavy metals ended up in the ground! The average American doesn’t realize how easy it is to recycle.
The Consumer Electronics Organization created a special website to help people find a recycling center near where they live. The site also provides a list of electronics, from laptops, to baby monitors, that are easy on the environment and your energy bill. The website is called mygreenelectronics.org.
How to make money and help save the environment: The average American household has three used cell phones stashed away somewhere in their home. You can sell these unused phones to greenphone.com. You can expect to receive about $35, and the phones will be refurbished and sold.
When you are sitting around watching TV, just remember this. If just 1 million people recycle their old one cathode-ray tube TV this year, we’d keep 4 million pounds of lead out of the ground!