Originally posted on Witches Of The Craft:

by Adria Saracino

With Moore’s law in full swing, it seems like every day brings  the release of new technology. This is great for those of us who love to play  with the  latest gadgets, but it also means that e-waste is increasing at an exponential rate as we toss old technology into the dump.

This can lead to a variety of health and environmental concerns, as nasty  chemicals like lead, cadmium, mercury, brominated flame retardants and  hexavalentchromium compounds leak into the ground and water supply. There are a  number of  ways to avoid such a fate, as long as we think strategically about  what  to do with our old devices before we chuck them into the bin.

Re-Sells and Buy Backs

If you’re going to splurge on a new device, why not recoup some of the costs  of the old one? Re-sell options are available on a number of…

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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