29 Jul '17, 4pm

Here are some ways to repurpose old or broken electronic equipment! #recycle #reuse #reduce #ewaste

Here are some ways to repurpose old or broken electronic equipment! #recycle #reuse #reduce #ewaste

I've always broken down electronic gadgets down to PC-Boards/Motors/Transformers, glass & plastic, and metal frames (Steel/aluminum). BUT..... a lot of towns are now opting for all-out single stream electronics & appliance recycling, and most of the time, those are sold to companies which are only interested in salting out the gold, platinum, Neodymium, and Gallium. This puts a MAJOR crimp in the reusable device world, because those towns take immediate ownership of the devices, and refuse to allow them to be scavenged. Result, it may get shredded, salted for the rare metals, but what happens to the rest of the materials that aren't precious/rare? The scrap still needs to go somewhere, and it's already mixed in finer, and more than likely contaminated by acids used to dissolve the gold or other metals. To say nothing, of the acids themselves still laden with metal content.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/electronics-recycling-101-tips-to-re...

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