E Recycling

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Facts


  • only 12.5 of e-waste is currently recycled
  • E- waste represent 2% of America's trash in landfills
  • 20-50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed

Information

Trashed computers, TVs and other gadgets make up the fastest-growing municipal waste stream in the U.S., according to a report published by the Environmental Protection Agency in June 2011. As much as 80% of electronic waste goes out with the trash, the EPA estimates, while only about 20% is properly recycled.