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Drop off obsolete electronics at one of 1,000 safe sites

Eco-Quick Tip:

(NC) As many as 80% of Canadians polled said they had at least one end-of-life electronic item in the house. Do you? If so, more information about disposing of them responsibly in your community is available online at On the site, take a look at the informative video as well.

The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), an industry-led not-for-profit organization that operates and regulates programs across the country, explains: “When you recycle end-of-life electronic products in a safe and secure manner, you're not only helping to keep them out of Canada's landfill, you are also preventing them from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers.

Furthermore, when electronics are received and dismantled by approved recyclers, you are also helping to recover valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain.” Since 2007, the EPRA's nationwide initiative has diverted more than 400,000 metric tonnes of electronics, roughly the weight, they say, of 80,000 elephants. Could you have an elephant in your home?

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