07 Jul '11, 2pm

Recycle e-Waste with e-Stewards (or R2): Electronics can be recycled into new products, but the industry has bee...

Recycle e-Waste with e-Stewards (or R2): Electronics can be recycled into new products, but the industry has bee...

Photo: Istock related articles By Dan Shapley With the switch from cell phone to smart phone, VCR to DVR and answering machine to voice mail, it's no surprise that e-waste is a fast-growing category of waste filling our landfills and being burned up in our trash incinerators. But electronics are made up primarily of components that can be recycled, and improper disposing can lead to pollution of air and water. Unfortunately, as of the EPA's latest analysis , more than 80% of electronics are trashed rather than recycled. Compounding the problem is this: Some supposed recyclers have been shown to be fraudulent. Instead of stripping down computers and phones to their constituent parts for reuse, they were dumping much of the waste in third-world nations, where the poor were left to pick through for valuable bits, exposing themselves to toxic pollution in the process. The Envi...

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