Infographic: The Fate of the Common Gadget – Life and Death After Usage

How-to-dispose-an-old-e-reader-or-tablet-intro-540x346[1]There comes a point with any gadget where it has to be disposed of. Whether it’s becasue you’ve upgraded to a newer device, or the battery has finally died for the last time, or because your smartphone went for a swim, the old gadget has got to go.

The following infographic lays out an argument against simply chucking the old device in the trash. Instead you should consider re-gifting or recycling the gadget so that it might be reused.  This not only helps someone else, it also reduces the damaging effects of e-waste and removes one more piece of trash from a landfill.



Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Guy Leblanc4 August, 2014


    You start to hide your morning coffee from rss. If we want to see your links we have to come to your site. I do not like that and I have to options now. Stop following you or make a robot that will generate an rss stream from your site. In either case I think you loose on the side of what you want to do.

    Why are you doign that exacly?


    1. Nate Hoffelder4 August, 2014

      There’s no need to build a bot; there are any number of ways around this issue:

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