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Are you looking for ways to reduce “electronic waste” here are Southern Oaks Apartments, also known as e-waste?  Take a look at all cracked_iphone_4-300x176of your electronics.  This is the fastest growing segment of our waste stream today.  Which comes as not surprise as we are constantly bombarded with ads featuring the next new wave of electronics.  By the time you make a buying decision on a cell phone or computer, a new an improved version comes to market.

So what can you do to reduce e-waste?  Below are a few tips:

  • Resist the urge to upgrade.  Use the electronics that you have and only upgrade when you need to.
  • If something goes wrong or breaks, consider repairing before replacing
  • If you need to upgrade, try replacing individual components rather then the whole item
  • Donate or resell your old electronics
  • Check out leasing options on electronics.  It’s a great way to stay up to date with what you need.
  • Buy from companies that offer take-back programs

If you have any other ideas to reduce e-waste, post your solutions at our Facebook page for other residents to take advantage of your great ideas.