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Don't throw it away! What to do with old electronic devices


Many old phones, laptops and tablets end up on the rubbish heap – but in fact there are many ways you can squeeze a bit more life out of them. — dpa

Many old phones, laptops and tablets end up on the rubbish heap – but in fact there are many ways you can squeeze a bit more life out of them. — dpa

When you've bought a new tablet, smartphone or laptop, what should you do with the old one? Many old devices languish in bottom drawers or, worse still, end up in the trash.

Next time you have an unwanted device on your hands, think again. Taking old electronic devices to retailers or local collection points is an option, but you can also continue using old devices that are still working, give them away or sell them to help protect the environment. Here are some alternatives to our throwaway culture:

   

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