People hoping to improve their own sustainability should remember to recycle all their used electronic products.

While the easiest option may be to simply throw away used items, individuals who do so will be adding to a growing problem caused by the build-up of electronic waste.

Opting to recycle items such as ink cartridges and printers can prove to be beneficial for the environment, as parts can be reused, thereby reducing the number of fully functioning items going to waste.

Gizmodo reports that there are a number of steps people can take to make sure they are being as sustainable as possible and that technology manufacturers are taking the necessary steps to recycle older items.

The news provider reminds people to think about whether they really need to upgrade items if their old products are still in working order. Considering how necessary the latest features really are may help to cut down on the total waste produced, it suggested.