hope I am not being too personal, but do you recycle? If
not, are you experiencing "green guilt"?
knew someone would come up with a syndrome for people
who want to recycle but forget to or donít have the
this case, itís experienced by people who think they
might not be doing enough for the environment, said Carl
Smith, president and CEO of Call2Recycle, a nonprofit
that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for
consumers, municipalities, and businesses.
1996, Call2Recycle has diverted 100 million pounds of
batteries and cellphones from the solid-waste stream and
established more than 34,000 collection sites around
guilt, in this case, has to do with regret for not
having recycled cellphones, batteries, and small
electronics and instead disposing of them with the
fewer people are experiencing green guilt in 2015 than
in 2012, Smith said, and they say they recycle these
items because it is environmentally responsible.
ones who say they donít recycle them explain that they
donít know how or where to recycle their old
technology, that they are unable to find a
"collection event," or that local retailers
are not offering such programs.
hate to be the contrarian, but a quick check of
municipal and county websites in the Philadelphia area
spells out what to do with electronics and when and
where consumers can go to recycle them. Some towns will
collect these items for recycling along with the regular
trash if they are put out separately on pickup day.
increasingly want to make a difference in sustaining the
environment and view recycling batteries and electronics
as an option for taking action," Smith said.
"Weíre pleased to see improvement in consumers
knowing where to recycle batteries and related products
since our last survey in 2012, when 44 percent of
respondents did not know how or where to recycle these
easier now. Check on your computer before you decide to