What can I do with my e-waste?
Oops! your product doesn't work like it did back in the day but it might be worth taking a closer look at it.
The manufacturer of your product often provides repair services. They can give professional advice on what to do; eg: products under guarantee can generally be service for free. However repair costs are often high sometimes higher than purchasing a new product.
Independant repair services provide profesional repair at competitive prices. There decreasing number makes them less accessible in smaller hubs and the focus is more exclusively on mobile phones and laptops.
Get money back on a product that still has some value.
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Sell your products to a friend or family or by advertising it through your social media.
Use an online resell platform to find buyers for rarer parts .
Your dusty computer from 2005 could provide internet access to someone who otherwise couldn't have access to it.
Maybe your friend could make better use of that stereo.
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To a friend, family or other contact.
RECYCLE OR USE A TAKE BACK PROGRAM...
Make sure your product no matter its condition can be turned into something useful for you and benefit the planet. Take back systems also ensure that a product is responsibly disposed of by manufacturers to be resold, reused or recycled.
Electronic retailers and brands usually offer "take-back" or recycling schemes that are reliable. Find them on their websites under "recycle" or "take back".
It is mandatory in the EU for electronic store to take back old items.