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Best Buy pushes efforts on E-recycling program

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Sunday is Earth Day and Best Buy is pushing efforts to encourage people to recycle their electronics instead of throwing them away.

KULR-8 spoke with Garett Frank who is a mobile sales consultant with Best Buy and said throwing electronics away can be harmful to the environment.
Frank said, for example, any electronic device that has a battery is very toxic to mother nature. He recommends recycling as the option to get rid of old electronics.

Best Buy recycles almost all electronic devices including televisions, computers, old phones, and printers.

Frank explained 90 percent of the devices are free of charge to recycle.

"A lot of stuff just gets thrown away," Frank said. "Obviously, there's a lot of harmful chemicals and rare earth metals that are difficult to get. Recycling is an awesome way to try to reclaim those and make sure that stuff doesn't end up where it doesn't need to be."

Frank said you can also do a trade-in with your old electronics. You can drop off your electronics any day during business hours.
 

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