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How to recycle your gadgets after the holidays
How to recycle your gadgets after the holidays

The holidays are great for getting new gadgets, from new smartphones to 3-D TVs. But the gift-giving season is among the most wasteful periods of the year. Technology is a growing part of the problem -- the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only about 10% of used mobile devices, for instance, are recycled each year. So what can be done with your 32-inch television when you’ve upgraded to a 47-inch? Computers, monitors, televisions and other gadgets can’t be thrown out with wrapping paper and ribbon; it’s illegal to do so in California. Below are a few convenient options for parting with old technology -- just be sure to remove personal data from your...

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