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Surprisingly good news: Report predicts a dramatic decline in e-waste

Find your local recycling solution for electronics Tech-lovers will be pleased to know that cell phones, tablets and flat-screens aren’t just fun and convenient. They could also mean a huge reduction in e-waste, according to a report issued by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) on Tuesday. According to the report , which was conducted by Pike Research on behalf of CEA, flat-panel televisions and computer monitors are 82 percent lighter and 75 percent smaller than their cathode ray tube (CRT) TV predecessors, even those with much smaller screen sizes. The study noted that while millions of CRT TVs and monitors are still in use around the world, manufacturing has plummeted and will eventually fall to zero. Those CRT heavyweights will represent the bulk of the electronics that need to be recycled in the coming years, but once they reach end-of-life, the overall amount...

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