Lots of people have old electronics at home that they don’t use. Many people believe that old electronics have no value. People are used to purchasing new electronics regularly. Devices seem to become obsolete very quickly. However, electronics contain plenty of valuable materials and components. This video encourages people to recycle the devices that they no longer use.
The video presents a church that is collecting electronics for charity. All of the charity workers are trying to make the donation process as convenient as possible. The charity drive was held on a relatively cold day. Donors could hand charity workers the electronics from their vehicles, making it easier for them to donate these items casually and comfortably.
People who recycle their used electronics for charity will actually be helping people on many different levels. The waste from electronic devices is becoming a very real problem all around the world. Electronics are full of potentially toxic chemicals.
Even when people dispose of their electronics safely and carefully, they will still be wasting the resources that were used to make those electronics in the first place. These devices are all full of valuable metals that don’t exist in infinite amounts. People need those metals even more today than they did in the past, since electronic devices are so widely used today. A substantial metallic shortage of any kind would be a disaster.
By recycling the electronics, people are helping to conserve incredibly valuable natural metals. They’re helping to support several industries at once, and making it easier for other people to buy electronics. The recycling of electronics also keeps electronic waste out of the environment, which protects a lot of people. It also helps to keep natural ecosystems healthy.
Essentially, the recycling of electronics is already an important charitable act. However, when people decide to do so at a charity drive, they’re being even more generous. They’re preventing a lot of different problems, while raising money to help charity workers address other societal issues. It’s the sort of efficient charity drive that works on every level. Of course, lots of other people will benefit from clearing out their storage space.
Many organizations are trying to make their electronics safer and more sustainable. Almost any modern handheld electronics design company today is trying to create much more efficient designs. It’s certainly possible to make electronics easier to recycle.
As the recycling of old electronics becomes more normal, designers will more or less start to assume that their products will be recycled eventually. They may make electronics that have components that are easier to remove and recycle. It may also be possible to use fewer chemicals as the electronics are being created. The industry itself is changing.