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Electronic Recycling Is Increasing Thanks To the eCycling Leadership Initiative: By Gina-Marie Cheeseman | April...

Electronic waste is a problem in the U.S. Over 4.6 million tons of e-waste ended up in U.S. landfills in 2000 according to the EPA. On average, an American household has 25 different electronic products. The problem with electronic waste is that the toxic chemicals, like mercury, in the electronics can leach into the land or be released into the atmosphere. Thankfully, electronic recycling is increasing. In fact, last year 460 million pounds of electronics were recycled, a 53 percent increase over the 300 million pounds recycled in 2010, thanks to the initiative, according to the first annual report of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) eCycling Leadership Initiative.

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