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E-Waste: Electronic waste

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Electronic waste describes any electronic device that is outdated, obsolete, broken, donated, discarded, or at the end of its useful life.  This includes cell phones, computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, printers, and any other electrical device.  According to the Earth Day Network 50 million tons of e-waste is generated each year in the U.S. and only 20-25% is recycled safely and responsibly.

With the rapid expansion of technology more and more e-waste is generated each year. Often, these discarded devices end up in landfills, which can cause major environmental problems.  Materials found in electronic devices are extremely hazardous; like include lead, mercury, and cadmium.

All we need to do to help is safe and responsible recycling.

E-Stewards make this easy for you...Log on to their website and put in your zip-code to find the closest E-Waste recycling facility.


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