The migration to digital music is a great one for many reasons. One of those being the reduction of physical CDs and the plastic it takes to make them (as well as their packaging). On first glance, it seems that it’s a positive move for environmental reasons, however that’s not always true.
Now, instead of CDs, we have digital music players and computers that we use to listen to our digital music. On average, consumers replace their music players and computers every two years (similar to the life of a cell phone in the US). In fact, According to the Consumer Media Network, “Every year, the world throws out 20 to 50 million tons of electronics, including music players, speakers, and other audio equipment, recycling only 18% at the most.”
Those are some pretty staggering numbers. The good thing is that there is something we can do: start recycling our electronics.
Here at NextWorth, we make it easy to do the right thing. When you’re ready to upgrade to a new iPod, or find yourself with an extra that you don’t ever use, visit our website. We pay cash for your digital music players and computers (as well as other electronics) and recycle or properly dispose of them for you.
If you are still an avid CD listener, though, that’s okay too. The same Consumer Media Network article gives options of eco-friendly music products. From speakers made of recycled pulp or hemp to biodegradable packaging for CDs, there are several options to keep it green.
Do you prefer digital music to CDs? Do you recycle your electronics?