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E-Waste and Recycling - The Cold Hard Facts

ewasteElectronic waste is going to be a major problem for future generations unless proper recycling measures are put in place. E-Waste can take many forms, from large appliances through to mobile phones, DVD players and laptops, but all share negative environmental effects. In terms of mobile phones, around 140 million mobile phones exist in the United States alone, of which only 14 million, or 10%, are recycled on average per year. When combined with other forms of E-Waste, major countries like the US are looking at 400 million units of E-waste each year, with over 3 million tonnes marked as waste in 2008. With recycling rates still regularly falling below 20%, dumping electrical equipment and appliances into landfills and incinerators creates multiple problems. ... read more

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