Protect The Environment While Padding Your Pocket-高达08ms小队


.puters-and-Technology It’s impossible to escape the headlines: the economy is in a tailspin, and the environment seems to be following close behind. Luckily, there is an easy step you can take to put a few extra dollars in your pocket while protecting the planet at the same time. I recently decided to sell my laptop, and haven’t looked back since. Online services pay top dollar for used equipment, making it quick and painless for you to get rid of antiquated equipment that’s just taking up space in your home or apartment. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy after you finally say, "Yes, I’m ready to sell my laptop". A Great Way to Keep Your Old Machine Out of the Landfill: You may not have realized it, but your old .puter is filled with nasty metals that can cause great harm to the Earth. When left to de.pose in a landfill (a process that takes thousands of years), these chemicals seep into the ground, leaking into groundwater. New Laptops Mean More Mining: You may not have realized this before, but new .puters require an enormous amount of precious metal. CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards: all are .posed of costly metals like zinc, lithium, and silver. Every laptop that is constructed means more harmful strip mining. If you’re not familiar with this process, picture enormous machines ripping open hills to get at the tiniest sliver of shiny material. According to the United Nations University, it takes approximately two tons of material to build a new .puter. That’s roughly the weight of a new sports utility vehicle! Clearly, the damage to the environment caused by constantly manufacturing new laptops is extensive. That means that saying "sell my laptop", rather than "shove my laptop into the garbage" will keep these areas pristine for further generations to enjoy. Help Out Those Less Fortunate: Many people aren’t in the position to purchase a new laptop for financial reasons. This didn’t even cross my mind when I decided to sell my laptop; I really didn’t think about it until I went to buy another one! Laptops aren’t cheap these days, so I realized that my old machine probably went to a cash-strapped college student, or someone else who really needed a decent .puter. Generate Some Cash by Selling Your Laptop: I realized that it was time to sell my laptop when I noticed how slow it was running. I’m not much of a .puter person, so I figured that someone else could probably make it function much better after refurbishing it with a few new parts and cleaning up the hard drive. For most non-tech people, it makes more sense to take the simple action of sending a laptop to an online reseller, rather than paying to have someone fix it. It’s time for you to take your part in protecting the Earth. When you say, "I’m going to sell my laptop", you’re also taking a conscious step towards reducing your footprint. Adding some badly needed cash to your wallet at the same time is a nice bonus! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: