I like cleaning out my basement, but not clogging landfills.
Recently, I ran across a news item in the local weekly paper about an electronics recycling day. Just about anything with a power cord would be taken.
I could easily compile a decent list of no-longer-powerful objects I wanted to part with:
- an 11-year-old CPU;
- a telephone from, maybe, the 1970s;
- a battery recharger with nothing left to give.
I left feeling lighter -- and immediately began a mental list of things to put aside for the next time: computer cables, power cords, a boom box. And I'm just getting started.
Buying new technology must be akin to buying a boat. They say the second happiest day of your life is when you buy your boat; the happiest is when you sell it.
So remember this when lusting after that hottest electronic must-have: today's next-generation technology is tomorrow's recycling.