Monday, April 16, 2012

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Doing Good Through Entrepreneuring

Behind every new iPad, Android phone, plasma TV, or fancy new laptop is a stream of obsolete electronics which might ultimately end up in landfills.  Technology gadgets contain hazardous chemicals and proper disposal of them is a sensitive topic.  There are electronics recycling companies, but many of them engage in less than ethical practices by dumping the toxic devices in remote places.  Jason Li, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, has started his own business to help people get rid of their old electronics in a safe and environmentally friendly way.  He purchases used electronics, fixes them if necessary, and then resells them on eBay.  He thereby extends the life of these devices and also reduces environmentally toxic waste.  Devices that are beyond repair are taken to a certified recycling center.  Just goes to show that one can make money by doing good.

Read the article.

(Submitted by Tom

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