With Québec Waste Reduction Week (QWRW) set to run between October 20 and 29, the Electronic Products Recycling Association of Québec (EPRA‑Québec) invites all Quebecers to recycle their old electronics as a concrete action for the planet. According to a CROP survey conducted last June for EPRA‑Québec, 85% of respondents consider themselves worried about the environmental impacts resulting from poor management of electronic waste. The responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics helps to protect the planet by recovering precious resources and by reducing e-waste in landfills, where it produces greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and other harmful toxins.
“Even though we always seem to be short on time, we must take the time to do the right thing by bringing our old electronics to an authorized drop-off point,” highlights Martin Carli, scientist and EPRA‑Québec’s official spokesperson. “It’s important that we continue to raise awareness among the population and talk about it: recycling our old electronics is easier than we think and is not a waste of time!”