- 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
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.
Recycling electronics and electrical equipment allows materials to be refused and re-using materials to be reused and re-using materials creates jobs.
e-recycling has a positive impact on stopping electronic waste pollution.
recycling helps conserve energy .