Where do our electronics go at the end of their life?

Where do our discarded electronics end up?

Did you get a new Apple iPad for Christmas? A new mobile phone? Perhaps a new Windows 8.1 laptop? Congratulations.

You may now be thinking of getting rid of the older model that the new Christmas gift replaces. But have you ever wondered where your discarded electronics end up? Filmmaker David Fedele decided to answer the question in the documentary E-wasteland – Where do our electronics go at the end of their life? The answer may surprise you.

Check in your area to see if there’s a responsible way to discard electronic equipment such as old computers and monitors. This month, I’ll be donating some old computer equipment to the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is a non-profit organization that provides secure, environmentally responsible computer recycling services to business and individuals, and refurbished computers to low-income families, schools, and other non-profit organizations.

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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