Yes, it is now against the law to throw your electronics away, but there are more important reasons to recycle. These include:
- Recycle valuable metals and components that can be used again in other manufacturing processes
- Keep the hazardous chemicals used to make electronic equipment such as mercury, barium and cadmium from polluting the water and air resources.
- Help stop the fastest growing hazardous waste (electronic waste) from threatening human health and the environment.
- It helps to save space in landfills and as you know this is a huge problem right now.