It’s no secret that millennials and Gen Z are extremely concerned about the environment, with
These generations are also the biggest technology users in the US. With growing evidence concerning the environmental impact of e-waste, we surveyed 1,332 millennials and Gen Zers to find out how their environmental concerns affect their tech buying and recycling decisions.
As expected, the environment is a major concern for the vast majority of young Americans.
One of the easiest ways to recycle phones and tech is by using a tech buyback service like Decluttr. As well as helping the environment, you’ll get paid for your unwanted stuff too - ideal if you need to make a little extra cash!
Simply describe what you want to recycle, pack it into a box and ship it for free and you’ll get paid the day after it arrives.
If you’re feeling generous, there are plenty of great causes looking for old technology. One such charity is Computers With Causes, which refurbishes unwanted technology and provides it to schools, youth centers and other deserving organisations struggling to afford tech.
If you can’t resell or donate your tech, your best bet is to recycle it. Get in touch with your local recycling facility and check if they accept e-waste first though, as not all of them will.