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Bye Tambak! We Found an Easy Way to Dispose of Old Electronic Devices
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  • Most homes, if not all, will have these -- old computer CPUs and monitors, out-of-date cell phones, and dare we say, VHS and cassette players! At least one clutters a forgotten corner collecting dust. You either don’t know how to get rid of them or are still clinging to the mad hope that they’ll be useful somehow, someday. Whether you’re the former or the latter, we’ve got a solution. 

    It's called the E-Waste Project, and it collects your e-waste. According to its website, e-waste is the informal term for old and defective electronic devices. This kind of waste contains "toxic compounds that pose a threat to people and the environment.” E-Waste's goal is to promote the proper recycling and disposal of these hazardous materials.

    So from April 4 to 7, E-Waste will hold a week-long collection drive at the ASCAL Walk in UP Diliman, Quezon City. It will donate the collected e-waste to a DENR-accredited company that processes electronic waste. 

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    The items the E-Waste Project accept include: 

    Smaller items:

    • chargers, all sorts
    • cell phones
    • CDs
    • ink cartridges
    • cassette tapes
    • VHS tapes
    • mouse
    • batteries
    • headsets
    • earphones
    • webcams
    • memory cards
    • video cards
    • sound cards
    • USB flash drives
    • MP3 players
    • cameras
    • lightbulbs

    Larger items:

    • monitors
    • CPUs
    • AVRs
    • speakers
    • keyboards
    • microphones
    • printers
    • laptops
    • motherboards
    • air conditioners
    • washing machines 

    To those that would like to donate but can’t drop off their e-waste at the collection point, they can arrange pick-ups and meet-ups. For this and any other concerns, feel free to contact The E-Waste Project at 0933-956-6784.

    You still have a little over a week to do some spring cleaning. Scour through your home for devices, gadgets, and electronics and put them into better use.  

    The E-Waste Project holds talks and other activities too, aside from organizing regular collective drives. Keep up with the program through their Facebook page and learn more by visiting their website.

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