US electronic recycling has increased tremendously according to
At the present time there are no federal mandates to recycle E-waste, although there have been numerous attempts. Some electronics have been banned from state landfills, such as computer monitors, TV’s, and smaller items such as cell phones and other “hand-held” items. These have been determined to contain heavy metals such as lead.
With new technologies such as Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Light Emitting Diode (LED) and plasma screens, the replacement of CRTs has increased dramatically, resulting in accumulation of used monitors and TV’s. A recent report by Transparent Planet estimates that about 660 million pounds are being accumulated nationally. These items typically require a charge to be cost effectively and properly recycled. Mismanagement of these components through inappropriate storage, recycling or disposal can cause significant environmental harm.
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