Before the new year, we clean out our closets of all the junk we no longer use to make room for new things.

Some things, like clothes and unfilled notebooks, are easy to recycle or dispose of. Other items, like laptops, are a little harder. People end up stashing them away in their closet or they end up in landfills — which isn’t the most environmentally sound option.

Electronics that are thrown out, or e-waste, can be harmful to our environment and health. It’s estimated that consumers threw away 92 billion pounds of used electronics last year, an increase from 87.7 billion pounds the previous year, according to a report by United Nations University. Read more…

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Here’s how to dispose, recycle or trade in your old laptop