Buy Energy Star Rated Appliances

The Environmental Protection Agency offers an Energy Star Program that gives rebates when you recycle old appliances and buy new Energy Star models. Energy Star appliances are not only environment-friendly but consume less electricity thereby saving money on your electric bill. Next time you purchase a washing machine, refrigerator, microwave or air conditioner, opt for
Energy Star models.

Educate Yourself on the Materials Used in Electronics

Last but certainly not the least, research about the raw materials being used to manufacture your mobile phone, dishwasher or laptop. Some raw materials are easy to recycle while others aren’t. Gadgets also contain a number of toxic materials. The more you educate yourself, the better you’ll be able to purchase items that will not harm the environment in the long term.

Moreover, remember to wipe out all the memory on the device and factory reset your mobile before selling, donating or giving it away. Being more mindful of the electronics we consume and the role we can play in reducing e-waste can go a long way in helping the planet.