The EPA has just released its “2009 Facts and Figures” on Municipal Solid Waste generated in the U.S. This new report shows that in 2009, as in previous years, the vast majority (82.3%) of e-waste discarded in the U.S. is still ending up in our landfills and incinerators, with only 17.7 percent going to recyclers. …
Computer giant Lenovo is flooding the marketplace with new products, but they are not doing much to take back and recycle their old ones.
At CES it’s raining new products, but what about keeping all the old gadgets from getting tossed into the gutter?
While the companies compete for media attention for all the new gadgets they are flooding into the marketplace, they make no mention about what we should do with all the old gadgets they want us to replace.
“And what about the companies who become responsible for their products’ e-waste? This could be their golden era.”
Singer-Songwriter (and environmentalist) Dar Williams calls on companies to take back and recycle their old products.
With the popularity of high-tech gifts, concerns about pollution and the growing amount of American waste all at a high, legislation around the country is mandating that consumers recycle rather than dump certain electronics.