Planet Earth

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The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Considered to be the birth of the modern environmental movement, the events of that day were sparked by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson’s disdain for the detrimental effects of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. He capitalized on the passion behind the student antiwar movement and set out to channel that energy toward an environmental cause.

An estimated 20 million Americans rallied in support of the environment that day, and it resulted in rare political action. The Environmental Protection Agency was established on December 2, 1970, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were subsequently passed.

Now, Earth day is celebrated in almost 200 countries around the world. April 22 has become a day for everyone to unite in support of protecting the environment that we all share.

Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Old Electronics

Perhaps the best way that you can celebrate Earth Day is by introducing an environmentally friendly change into your life that can be sustained for years to come. Whether that change is committing to eat locally grown food at least one meal a week or to recycle your unwanted electronic devices, it is the sustainability of your actions that matters.

If you want to commit to recycling, Cash for Electronic Scrap USA is here to help. We process and recycle large amounts of electronic scrap, keeping harmful chemicals from polluting our environment and giving you cash in return. For more information and to find out exactly what we can recycle, visit