Recently an old juicer I had broke so I started to do some research on disposing of electric appliances. In my search for recycling efforts, it got me thinking about where all these intricate items really go once they’re no longer useful. In 2010, 200,000 tons of electronics ended up in landfills. Holy moly!!!
A few municipality centers came up but they were hard to make- being open 1 x a week only for a few hours. I then came across the Los Angeles based company, Isidore Electronics Recycling. Isidore recycles all sorts of electronics from printer cartridges to TVs and old kitchen appliances- and is open 24/7. What’s unique about this company is that in addition to their recycling, they provide green jobs via an on the job training and employment program for formerly incarcerated Angelenos who face barriers to employment.
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How do you recycle your electronics? Does your community make it easy and accessible for you to do this? Are there any great companies or organizations in your town doing similar work to keep electronic waste out of its landfills?
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