Right now all this complicated, carbon intense pieces of engineering that were cutting the edge of technology not long ago are used for stuff like holding my #coffee and support my #wormcomposting barrel, but I feel is not right. This lack of permanence in electronic drives me crazy =(
@arteteco Damn dude, that's a problem. You need to scrap that stuff.
It's nearly impossible to effectively recycle electronics on an individual basis, unless you collect a specific model (year) of computer.
Organizations can do it, but only by becoming the go-to donation/recycling facility in the local area, and having a really vigorous sorting/testing process.
@arteteco I have the same instinct, but I've found it helpful to visit auto junkyards and scrap metal yards. I've even considered working at one. Seeing the enormous, constant flow of engineered-objects back into raw metal is oddly reassuring. Or at least it helps me to not obsess over saving broken things.