Apple has just unveiled the new iPod Shuffle - a sleeker, smaller device than the previous iterations, of course - and gadget-lovers across the internet are ravenous for it. It features 4 GB of storage for up to 1000 songs, VoiceOver, a feature that can tell listeners what song they're hearing, and also the ability to store music by playlist. To make the device smaller than the size of a key, volume controls have been moved to the headphones, where they will supposedly be easier to navigate.
What this means for our landfills, though, is that thousands of old iPod Shuffles, many in perfect condition, will be abandoned for landfills. And when technology makes it into a landfill, it often leaches hazardous chemicals into our water supply. Here's what to do if you're buying a new iPod Shuffle: