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One Person’s Cache is Another Person’s Treasure

February 19, 2018

It’s like something out of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart—or, you know, every horror movie ever made.

 

You’re getting yourself ready for bed, completely exhausted from the day, when suddenly, you hear a noise. You laugh it off as your imagination, but then, there it is again. It seems louder this time.

 

You try to convince yourself it must be the neighbour’s cat rummaging through the yard—but, no, there it is again. It’s definitely inside. You realise it’s coming from your wardrobe. It’s almost like a buzzing noise. Is it a bee? Or something more sinister?

 

You summon up all of your courage and fling the wardrobe door open. Relief! It’s not a bee or a cat or a masked murderer. It’s just your old phone vibrating—rather menacingly, mind you. You chucked it in there when you got your latest upgrade, no idea how or where you could dispose of it.

 

Well, fear no more. Dando is here to show you the light—and turn it on, so you stop getting spooked.

 

It is actually possible to dispose of your old phone — or lots of other bits of old tech like computers and printer cartridges — in such a way that is simple and sustainable.

 

If your preference is to just get rid of your unwanted tech, there are plenty of places where you can dispose of it safely. The Sydney Morning Herald lists a bunch of them here.

 

But there are certainly more options than this at your ‘disposal’ (as per usual, pun intended).

 

You might consider donating it to charity or even a school; or selling it through mediums like eBay and Gumtree. People are always on the hunt for a good bargain, and if you’re realistic about what you may earn from your unwanted technology, then it could be a great way to pass it on to someone else who can use it—and make a couple of bucks along the way.

 

The best thing is the environment will thank you for it. Well, not literally. That’s about as likely as your phone coming to life as you sleep…

…or is it?

 

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