April 30, 2014

Top Electronic Waste Collection States in America

By Veena Clay April 30, 2014 America is now well known throughout the world for its accumulation of waste and not so well known for its ability to adequately recycle and properly dispose of it. In fact, much of America‚Äôs e-waste, in particular, is exported to Asia and Africa, where less-than-ideal recycling conditions are causing […]

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April 16, 2014

Seven Important Facts About the Current Global E-Waste Crisis

By Veena Clay April 16, 2014 Over the past three decades, the frequent use of technological devices has skyrocketed, and so too has electronic device production. Stores are full of devices controlling everything from our daily agendas to our nightly security systems. The common use of digital devices has worked its way into every sector […]

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April 15, 2014

A Closer Look at Kenya’s New E-Waste Recycling Hub

By Veena Clay April 15, 2014 For years, the developed world has been shipping its waste material to Asia and Africa for recycling. It is estimated that the U.S. exports an estimated 70-80% of its e-waste, and electronics production in America is expected to skyrocket over the next five years. This means that exports to […]

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April 4, 2014

E-Cycling Around the World: China, Japan and Switzerland

By Veena Clay April 4, 2014 Beginning as early as the 1970s, countries around the world began recognizing the unique issues surrounding electronic waste and electronic waste recycling. Many countries started holding conventions and meetings to discuss the issue, which resulted in government-run recycling programs as well as a number of rules and regulations still […]

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March 20, 2014

Top State E-Recycling Programs

By Veena Clay March 20, 2014 All 50 states currently operate an electronics recycling program. These programs are usually governed by a central recycling law that outlines requirements for disposing, handling, collecting, recycling and reusing electronic devices. In nearly every state, the recycling program is free, with states providing an online database or 1-800 number […]

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March 5, 2014

Five Ways Recycling Electronics Protects the Planet

By Veena Clay March 5, 2014 The use of electronic materials and products has exploded over the past two decades in nearly every household across America. In fact, according to the EPA, the average American household contains 24 or more electronic devices. This phenomena has shifted the way we communicate and interact with each other […]

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March 4, 2014

How Cell Phones are Recycled

By Sophia Bennett March 4, 2014 Cell phones are one of the most frequently replaced items out there. According to Wirefly, an online cell phone retailer, the average American gets a new cell phone every 18 months. As a result, 130 million cell phones are disposed of every year, creating an estimated 65,000 tons of […]

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February 20, 2014

Ten Reasons Why Electronics Recycling is Important

By Sophia Bennett February 20, 2014 Everyone is busy. With hectic schedules and so many things to do every day, it can be easy to start sneaking items into the trash rather than recycling them. You should not let that happen with electronics. For one thing, many states have banned putting certain items with power […]

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