Ecycling, recycling, and salvaging use out of your old electronics
The fast pace of technological innovation seems to have fallen right in step with the human need for novelty. That iPod that seemed so shiny-new and "modern" such a short time ago is now a little scratched but still serviceable. Or maybe it's been dropped one too many times and isn't useful. Many people with a green conscience hang on to slews of outdated and broken electronics because they know such items shouldn't be directed to the landfill, but they aren't sure what to do with them.
- The National Center for Electronics Recycling has a search box to connect you with recycling resources in your area, along with a ton of useful information about Ecycling.
- My Bone Yard Electronics Takeback is a service that will take back your old computers, laptops, and mp3 players
- Gazelle is an online marketplace for buying and selling used electronics.
And just to redefine your definition of "no longer useful," watch this video from Why, That's Delightful about salvaging parts from your old VCR (via Treehugger)