Day 7: World Wide Webbed Wires

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 6, 2011
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When I cleaned out my junk closet, I found a ton of wires; every shape, length, and USB port size and twisted into a jumbled heap.

Apparently, I own some things made by Panasonic and Sony.  I found the charger for the Olympus camera I broke in 2003, which I am sure has a dead battery by now and unearthed an expensive video camera that was used three times.

I have a difficult enough time trying to figure out what to do with all the wires when I have the manual sitting on the desk, so five years later, I am at a total loss. I donated some things to my sons school and will try to recycle the rest.

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We have gotten into the habit of throwing away old electronics, which are obsolete far too quickly.  Disposing of e-waste in landfills can cause severe human and environmental health impacts. Greenpeace wrote and article exposing the e-waste trail. 

I also found a recycling center that specializes in this field.


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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.





About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


One Response to “Day 7: World Wide Webbed Wires”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Ah! I have to get rid of the growing 'help desk' we have in our closet! 🙂

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