Owners of electronics and appliances are being reminded of thinking twice before throwing their devices into the garbage.
Marg Evans, Executive Director with the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society in Williams Lake, says it is important to know that they are recyclable.
“If you just think back a just few years how many people have computers nowadays compared to in the old days, cellphones; everything is a lot more electronic and there are a lot more people.”
“Rather than having to keep manufacture these we can use what we’ve got. They make kayaks out of old plastic and reusable things.”
“It’s a great way to go.”
Evans says appliances and electronics can be dropped off anytime, free of charge at B-Line Courier on Mackenzie Avenue South in Williams Lake.
A United Nations study released this month discovered that 41.8 million tonnes of e-waste (any device with an electronic cord or battery) were dumped around the globe last year.
The value of the discarded materials which contained many precious metals such as gold, silver, iron, and copper, was worth about $52 billion.