The Telegraph points out that the huge amount of e-waste we create can actually be recycled and earn a bit of money:
Got a new phone/headphones/laptop? If you’re like many consumers, you’ll stuff your old one in a drawer. But what if you knew you were contributing to a growing e-waste crisis? And that you could actually make money from old tech? Harry de Quetteville reports.
What awaited you under the Christmas tree? Socks? Not likely – unless they had a circuit board in them. These days, the most popular presents are not cuddly, or cosy, or cosmetic. They’re electronic. Gadgets and gizmos. Mobile phones and tablets. A cornucopia of screens, silicon and batteries. In 2018, among the top sellers were the iPhone XR, the PlayStation Classic, and a video game, Red Dead Redemption 2…
We can do good things with our e-waste:
Rather than let is end up on some dump the other side of the world:
… for every 1000 tonnes discarded, there is an opportunity to create 15 recycling jobs and 200 repair jobs.
And the idea is growing fast: