B.C. Hydro commissioned a survey and found nearly 75% of B.C. residents felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the accumulation of electronics during the holiday season.

Out of the 800 people questioned, the survey found:

  • 50% purchased electronics on Boxing Day
  • 22% chose to give electronic holiday gifts
  • 20% purchased electronics on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
  • 13% felt that they owned more electronics than necessary

The data showed B.C. citizens now own double the amount of electronics than in 2010, and smaller electronics now utilize 150% more energy than in the 1990s.

B.C. Hydro encourages the public to take old and unused electronics to an appropriate recycling depot.

with files from Justin Madu, MyPGNow.com staff