E-waste includes televisions, computers and cell phones. If these products end up in landfills, they are can leak seriously hazardous chemicals into the environment. Ask the manufacturers if they run a recycling program for their products and, if they don’t, challenge them to start take- back projects to recycle their own products responsibly.
When upgrading, donate your old computer equipment to schools or charities. Keeping up with the newest, fastest technology may be important to you but there are people out there who have limited access to computers, and would really benefit from having your own equipment.
Source: the Enviropaedia