Electronic waste is a global ecological issue. It raises concern about air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, information security, and even human exploitation. Air can be polluted when scavengers burn electronic waste to get the copper. If not disposed of properly, toxins from electronic waste can enter the soil and water supplies. And unlike light bulbs, which were engineered to break, much e-waste contains operational devices, which might contain intact data ready to be exploited after discard. The shortened lifespans of electronic devices, encouraged or designed by manufacturers, have pushed consumers to interpret working electronics as insufficient or unusable.
i-devices (Cell phones, Smartphones, ipods, ipads, tablets, adapters, chargers, MP3 players, handheld gaming systems and the accessories) can be safely recycled to help our planet and to protect our health!
Please help us keep e-waste out of local landfills by donating your i-devices to Eco-Cell Louisville!