Electronics are hard to recycle or even to dispose of because many of them are bad for the environment. They don’t break down and contain harmful chemicals. This is especially true of batteries. This guide shows you how to find electronics which are more environmentally friendly. This is good for our planet so is good for us.
- In order to fully embrace a green and sustainable lifestyle as a consumer, it’s important to support green companies and manufacturers that maintain environmental well-being as a top priority. Electronics manufactures are especially likely to emit excess amounts of greenhouse gases, use hazardous materials to make their products and dismiss the global shift towards green operation, production and distribution.
- Apple takes the number 6 slot. So if you like Apple products, you can purchase an iPad or Apple Watch with a clean conscience knowing that they not only meet, but exceed the EPA’s strict Energy Star guidelines for efficiency. Where Apple loses points is their lack of transparency regarding greenhouse gas emission reports and toxic chemical management.
- Unlike traditional waste, electronics should not be tossed into the waste bin. Instead, gadgets should always get recycled through a trusted and reliable source. Green electronics companies usually promote recycling of their products by having a drop-off location or offering free postage to send a product back to them.
“In order to fully embrace a green and sustainable lifestyle as a consumer, it’s important to support green companies and manufacturers that maintain environmental well-being as a top priority.”