Fun Recycled Holiday Gifts for Computer Geeks

Help keep waste out of landfills by purchasing awesome recycled gifts! The perfect gift is not only really cool but environmentally responsible. E-waste is a global problem, but there are ways to become a small part of the solution. First of all, always dispose of old electronics responsibly. This usually means donating them or finding a responsible recycler such as one found on the e-Steward network. Second, take a look at this sampling of gifts for computer geeks below made from recycled circuit boards, a novel and creative way to reuse piles of accumulated electronic waste. They all make nice gifts for anyone into computers or other programmers and software-coder types. Remember, a small amount of your purchase through the cool recycled gift links below not only supports our site, but helps to close the recycling loop.  gifts for computer geeks

Assemble the pieces in this kit to create a light-up LED Christmas tree made from a recycled LED motherboard. It even comes with a 9-Volt battery, and will obviously look great on your desk or table. Remember, LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these lights are energy-efficient and mercury-free. Using LED lights for your holiday lighting needs is a smart choice.

 

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What is battery operated, can be used anywhere, stores flat, sets up in seconds, and lights sequentially? Your very own recycled motherboard menorah! People say the best part is not having to worry about any mishaps with fire as there might be with a traditional menorah using wax candles.gifts for computer geeksPicture this: One metric ton of circuit boards can contain 40 to 800 times the amount of gold and 30 to 40 times the amount of copper mined from one metric ton of ore in the U.S. A huge amount of what is labeled as “e-waste” is actually not waste at all! Instead, electronic parts are readily reused. Save it from a landfill and buy recycled circuit board frames.

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The recycled circuit board box above has a black-stained wood interior and foam base to prevent scratching. Perfect for storing USB memory sticks or other knick-knacks.

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For the last but not least of the gifts for computer geeks, the business card case above is distinctive and because it is recycled, each one will have varied colors and patterns.

Keep reading articles on our website for tons of recycling tips such as where to donate and recycle your old electronics.


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One Response to Fun Recycled Holiday Gifts for Computer Geeks
  1. Roy Connelly
    December 9, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    Wow! These are so cool! So perfect! Really awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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