Sell iphones or ipods or lap tops, don’t just throw them away. As has been the prevailing wisdom for years, it is not a healthy choice for the environment to simply throw away electronics, allowing them to decompose or rot in the land fill or dump, while the toxic chemicals in the heavy metals that make up the electronics seep out and contaminate the soil and the water supply that we so heavily rely on. While it may be commonly known that this is not a good solution, consumers still find themselves throwing away these old unused or broken electronics because they do not know how else to get rid of them. But now it is much easier to find a company that will recycle them for you, and often they will even pay you to do it. This is a simple process that should be more widely adopted across the entire electronics consumer industry.
Many of these companies have an easily found online presence where you can go to print out the free mailing label for your particular electronic. Once you mail it off, the company will take the time to wipe all of your personal and private data from the iphone or ipad, and will then recycle the item for you. This often includes reusing many of the toxic heavy metal pieces that make the electronic function. What cannot be reused is instead safely recycled. This is why it is so important to recycle electronics, because it means that many of the internal components will be reused.