Benefits of Computer Recycling Overview: Whenever my girlfriend and I go to the mall, she inevitably ends up in some store whose name I don’t know and I inevitably end up in the Sony Store (whose name I do know…well). Or Future Shop. Or Best Buy. Or at a mobile booth. You get the idea. It’s like a super-powered magnet that just draws me towards any sort of new electronic, technology, or gadget.
It’s kind of funny – I deliberate long and hard about spending $75 on a pair of jeans, $100 on a new vacuum cleaner, or $100 on a new pair of shoe benefits of computer recycling. But when it comes to new technology, I won’t think twice about shelling out $500 for the latest Blackberry; $200 on a new Xbox controller and game; or $2,000 on a new TV and entertainment center. Okay, maybe I will think hard about that last one…but only because I’m comparing specs or waiting for next year’s model. Basically, I love technology.
Apple Store New York
The result of all this is that I’m constantly finding myself stockpiling old electronic equipment: TVs, CRT monitors, endless tangles of obsolete cables, old laptops, desktops, phones (wired and wireless), iPods, FM transmitters benefits of computer recycling. You name it and I probably have a version or model somewhere. So before I make it on a reality show, what am I supposed to do with all this stuff? Let’s start with computers.
Everybody knows how fast processor and computer technology are progressing (check out our Bloatware Post). I guarantee that within a year of buying your new MacBook (or iPad), there’s going to be a newer, faster, and better laptop along with a new or updated OS, new accessories, and new software that you absolutely have to have benefits of computer recycling. Consequently, I’ve realized my
addiction habit comes with a cost and as a result, I need to start questioning the need for that new toy.
Here’s the thing. If your old computer is treated properly, it can still provide value to someone through re-purposing. A thorough HD formatting combined with some lightweight software alternatives turns the waste into a productive member of the computer population. If that’s not possible, it can be a source of material inputs into another product benefits of computer recycling. On the flip-side, ignorance and laziness can only lead to it being a valuable source in helping to destroy our planet and our health through the release of carcinogens and toxins.
Rob V is a technology addict who has helped build VersionDownload.com. This is his first guest post for the blog.