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3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards:

3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards:

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Find your local recycling solution for electronics When most of us recycle, we think about how we are helping to protect the health of our environment. We think about reducing our carbon footprint or reducing the need to use more natural resources to create a soda bottle or a ream of paper. You might not realize it, but by properly recycling electronic waste (e-waste) you’re doing more than just protecting our planet. Take an old computer monitor, for example. On average, just one monitor contains 4 pounds of toxic materials, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. In the past, these materials might have gone to landfills or have been disassembled and burned, posing potential health and environmental threats. READ: Will America Ev...

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