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When sound technicians recycle electronics, they applaud this! Here we'll run through the alternatives and you'll discover how sound engineers get it right on the beat. And, how you can dart along their path to recycle anything with an electric cord as well, right here.
Here are those options to kick around, and their rating by audio technologists:
Throw your old electronics in the garbage
It's rarely pleasing to have to say good-bye to an old mixing console, digital audio workstation or some other piece of electronics you've grown to enjoy. But, it's a fact of life, electronics keep getting better year after year. And, we all want and deserve the best.
Throw it away?
When garbage is collected it is usually recycled by collection companies. However, according to Wikipedia 70% of all heavy metals in landfills originate from electronics.
As you know, all of these electronic tools contain small amounts of baneful substances. These synthetics leach into the ground where any natural resource nearby, like water, can become contaminated.
So, most sound engineers agree, chucking your old equipment in the garbage is simply unacceptable.
Stack your old electronics in the garage
This idea is one to consider. However, how long will you let the old electronics sit there before ever using them again? Or deciding to dispose of them?
Numbers are very spread, depending on the type of item, as to how long electronics sit in storage before being disposed of or recycled. Of all end-of-life electronics that do get disposed of, only 25-27% by weight end up being recycled.
So 73-75% end up in landfills! Most audio engineers now agree, that storing the old stuff is not very useful. Once they use free online storage or other means to remove all of their old loops and recordings, there is not much use in storing the gear.
Rebuild, restore and reuse your old electronics
Sound engineers are expert at the design, installation, and/or operation of sound recording, or sound broadcasting equipment.
Countless are not knowledgeable in the area of repairing the equipment they use. It took many years of focused learning to use their electronic equipment to get the sound alive and kicking for the environment and artists they work with.
So, countless audio techs agree rebuilding, restoring and reusing their equipment just isn't practical.
Hand your old electronics down to a friend or family member
However, if the gear is still functioning the majority dash to hand it down or donate. Many audio engineers remember their first tools sparked into their possession in the same fashion.
Resell your old electronics online
Running with this task does take time and patience. To most busy audio professionals, it is the second best choice thing to do. Depending on the gear, reselling it on/in specialty sites or shops can be of value. Most of the music equipment may be pretty valuable, and can fetch a resale value of anywhere from 10-25% of it's original cost.
In this economy there is a huge glut of available computers on the market. They are available in such mass, it seems quite ridiculous to attempt reselling one at this time. So if that's what you've got, this leaves only one step to sway with, recycle electronics with ease and confidence.
Recycle your old electronics responsibly
Countless audio experts agree the one-stop source for free online storage, data destruction,
It's no wonder audio technicians everywhere rave about how we rock!
All Electronics Recycling is currently picking up most everything with an electric cord in your neighborhood (commercial or residential) for reuse or recycling.
So, to recycle electronics I suggest filling out the form up on the right or calling us now at (800) 924-0884 to be scheduled in our pick-up routes.
P.S. Also, please ask your friends, family, and colleagues to recycle electronics and leave you their 'e waste' so we may pick it all up on the same trip as well. We can always come back next month, although that may increase our carbon footprint, so please act now.
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