In today’s increasingly connected world, and with the ever-growing use of new technologies, the urgency to properly manage old electronics is palpable. With the COVID-19 pandemic stimulating the acquisition of all sorts of electronics, the Electronic Products Recycling Association of Québec (EPRA-Québec) and their spokesperson, Martin Carli, want to raise awareness this Earth day (April 22) among the population about the importance of recycling old electronics in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
“We all have a large quantity of electronics at home that are very useful or entertaining, and that’s great! However, eventually, they become unusable or obsolete, so it’s important to dispose of them properly by not throwing them out in the garbage or in the recycling bin, and not putting them at the curbside,” expressed Martin Carli, scientist and spokesperson for EPRA-Québec. “By doing the simple, small act of bringing our old electronics to any of the close to 1,000 authorized drop-off points in Québec that are accessible free of charge, we are protecting the environment by diverting materials from landfills and contributing to the recovery of the resources contained in electronic devices. Earth Day is the perfect time to do it!”
Read the press release.