10 ways to reduce e-waste

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TOXIC TECH. Many electronic devices contain toxic substances like lead, arsenic and mercury

More high-tech gifts coming your way this Christmas means more e-waste – waste that comes from discarded devices like dead computers, broken gadgets, or spent batteries. The toxic substances in these devices can harm the environment. This Christmas, you can reduce your e-waste footprint by keeping these guidelines in mind: have broken electronics repaired or outdated components upgraded; pass unwanted electronics to friends for reuse; collect spent batteries and label them properly; and donate usable electronics to charities.

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