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Recycling the Non-Recyclable

By Kim Robson: When we think of recycling, we generally think of glass, aluminum, plastic and paper. But there’s so much more than just those items. There’s a veritable gold mine of potentially valuable materials ending up in landfills. These materials can include industrial waste such as solvents, paints, and …

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Why Are TVs Ending Up in Landfills?

By Kim Robson: Walk into any electronics retailer, and you’ll find that flat screens have taken over. No one sells TVs or computers with those big, clunky, heavy cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors anymore. Due to attrition, there’s a glut of old CRTs entering the e-waste stream, and there are …

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Discarded Electronics …What a Waste

By Larraine Roulston: E-waste, the accumulation of our electrical and battery-operated items, includes hairdryers, radios, toasters, computers, flat screens, scanners and telephones. An estimated 50 million tons of e-waste are produced each year – enough to fill a line of garbage trucks stretching halfway around the world. This overwhelming problem has resulted because of a large population eager to …

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