What you can do
Many of us have old electronics stored in our basements because we know that if we throw them in the trash, they will leach toxins into the soil and water.
Fortunately, there are a growing number of recyclers who have signed a pledge to end the practice of shipping e-waste to prisons or developing countries and who are creating clean, local solutions to the e-waste problem. Dell, HP, and Apple all have take-back policies that allow you to send back your old equipment when you buy a new product. Dell goes one step further by taking back any computer, regardless of the maker, when you buy a Dell.