Jul 19, 201103:00 PMBlog
Electronics recycling tops 100 million pounds
Larger and bulkier TVs make up 62 percent of the 3.3 million pounds of electronics coming into the program on a monthly average. Consumers upgrading to flat-screen technology is most likely the major contributor to the high volume of TVs compared to other devices being recycled. A 2006 state law required manufacturers who sell TVs, computers and monitors in Washington to fund and operate a free-of-charge program for recycling these products.
"Electronics manufacturers responded to that challenge by providing responsible end-of-life recycling of electronic products for the citizens of Washington state at no charge to the consumer," said John Friedrick, executive director of the manufacturers' organization Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority.
The Washington Department of Ecology oversees the program. Click here for more information.