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The basics of electronic recycling

by Jennifer Johansen 02/19/2023

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It's no secret that we rely on electronics daily to ease some of life's stressors and provide entertainment.

To keep up with consumer demand, companies produce new products at a faster rate, and these items are in turn purchased quickly. As time goes on, it’s easy to have old electronics pile up in the home. This is why it’s essential to recycle unwanted electronics to cut down on e-waste.

What is electronics recycling?

Electronic waste can contain harmful chemicals and materials such as mercury and lead - these devices can’t be thrown away without precaution as the materials in them can contribute to pollution. 

Therefore, it's essential to hand over old devices to electronic recycling facilities so they can safely dispose of harmful materials and harvest helpful materials to be used again.  

Electronics donation & recycling electronics

Many nonprofit organizations offer the opportunity to either recycle or donate your electronics. Many donations are redistributed so members of the community can make use of them. This may include libraries, community centers and sometimes directly to households in need. 

Some organizations use old electronics to train students on how to build and repair devices so not only are you preventing e-waste, you’re aiding in the education of others.

Even though electronics are fun and getting an upgrade can be exciting, it’s crucial we all do our part and dispose of these devices in the right way when they are no longer of use. 

About the Author

Jennifer Johansen

Jennifer is passionate about the Real Estate business, and has been involved in related family businesses in construction, architectural millwork, and finance for 20 years. She and her husband relocated to Naples, from New York, 10 years ago, although her family has owned property on Marco Island since the 1980's. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Dual Master's Degree in Counseling and Education. She has acquired many necessary skills that are useful in Real Estate from being in the field of Counseling for many years. She holds the belief that building rapport is vital to helping her clients have a positive experience, while achieving their goals. She is very thorough and detail oriented, and has formed many close relationships with professionals in related fields, such as law, title insurance, home inspectors and other contractors. She aims to offer concierge- level service to her clients at every price point. When time permits, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Having grown up on the South Shore of Long Island, and enjoying her summers on Fire Island, she loves any activity related to salt water, boating and the beach. Additional hobbies include gardening, art, and studying nutrition, wellness and naturopathy. She is knowledgeable about Naples and Marco Island Real Estate, in estate areas, golf/gated communities, and waterfront properties. She is a member of The Naples Board of Realtors and Marco Island Area Association of Realtors.