The Three Rs: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle
Most consumers aren't aware that many electronics and appliances can
be harmful to the environment when disposed of improperly. Disposal of
electronics and appliances should always be the last resort. The best
choices would be to repair, resell, or find an authorized recycling center
for your old electronics or appliances.
Reduce or Re-use waste
Instead of throwing away used appliances and electronics, see if there
is someone else who could use them. Consider donating your goods to charity,
gifting them to family or friends, or selling them on a website like craigslist
Repairing an old appliance or electronic can keep it out of the junk yard.
Environmental impacts may be reduced if you repair instead of recycling
or just junking the old unit. Many times someone will take a used appliance
off your hands to repair it instead of buying a new one. Abt has a manufacturer
authorized repair center in our retail store for Chicagoland customers.
By far, recycling is the best option to dispose of an old appliance or
electronic, if you are not repairing or finding a new home for your goods.
Abt has an on-site recycling center for most appliances or electronics.
We even have an agreement with a handful of companies (Samsung, Sharp,
Sony, Toshiba, LG, Panasonic, and Zenith Electronics) for free recycling
of their products.
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