Recycling Old Appliances?
Q: I keep hearing that we should replace our fridge with an Energy Star fridge. My questions are, what do you do with the old one?
Which is less green: using a non-energy star fridge or an energy star fridge you had to throw a fridge away to accommodate? If you give it to someone else, the non-energy star fridge is still out there sucking up energy. If you toss it, it’s in a landfill.
Is there a way to responsibly recycle appliances?
– Posted by Becky
Recycling appliances isn’t as easy as tossing a tin can into a blue bin; but, with a little research, it’s definitely possible.
Now, for your second question: Which is less green, using that energy sucking refrigerator you already have, or tossing it/recycling it and buying an Energy Star replacement? I think we’ll throw that one out for comments.
What do you think?
Originally published 2007-08-01 – CB