26 May '11, 7pm

Where Do Electronics Go When They Die? An eWaste Infographic:

Where Do Electronics Go When They Die? An eWaste Infographic:

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, consumer electronics – including TVs and other video equipment, computers, assorted peripherals, audio equipment, and cell phones – make up less than two percent of the municipal solid waste stream. But this doesn’t mean the overall amount of e-waste getting buried in landfills or shipped to developing countries is negligible–the United Nations Environment program reports that the U.S. is the biggest producer of e-waste , discarding a shocking 3 million tonnes each year. In 2010, it was estimated that a mere 15 to 20 percent of these electronic items (345,000 to 379,000 tons) are recycled annually. The consumer electronics industry in the U.S. has come together with the aim of achieving a threefold increase in annual recycling. The target is to recycle one billion pounds of e-waste annually by 2016, three times that in...

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