Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rampant Recycling

In 2005, used or unwanted electronics amounted to approximately 1.9 to 2.2 million tons. Of that, a whopping 1.5 to 1.9 million tons were chucked into landfills, meaning that only 345,000 to 379,000 tons were recycled, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But it doesn't have to be that way.

Opportunities and resources for electronics recycling are often closer than you think. Most big box stores, for example, where many of us get our electronics in the first place, have some recycling initiatives, and several are even quite extensive. Here's the scoop on five of the biggest. Click Here for More...


  1. Saw a clip on the net where they recycle Nokia phones. They take the plastic bits off and remake them into furniture parts and the metal bits are sent off to another facility. Smart.

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