Find your old gear a better home by taking it to the proper recycling facility. Locate one near you through greenergadgets.org. Type in your zip code and you'll see local retailers that accept outdated tech. If there's nothing nearby, view the list of mail-in locations to learn about different manufacturers' recycling protocol.
Pay a visit to the website Earth911.com and click on the 'tech' tab to learn more about ways you can green your gear. Articles cover everything from cellphone chargers that consume less energy to how to choose the right energy saving light bulbs for your household.
Finally, rid yourself of some tech and earn some cash too. Amazon is a good place to start for either trading in old phones and tablets or for listing them for sale. If you want to dispose Apple gadgets, gazelle.com might be the place to earn some serious money. An iPhone5 in good condition can be worth up to $135 bucks.
(Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News)
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