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Posted May 2nd, 2011

MSNBC Video: “The Green Way to Throw Out Tech Toys”

MSNBC’s Nightly News recently reported a story on the importance of electronics recycling. There is an ever-increasing interest in what happens to computers and other electronics when they have reached the end of their usage. The reason for this interest is in the contents of these electronics. Electronics, computers especially, contain precious metal such as gold, silver, and platinum. Unfortunately, they also contain extremely toxic materials such as lead and mercury. MSNBC reports that Americans recycle about 2 million tons of e-waste which includes metals, plastics, and poisons. Brian Williams asks the question, “15 percent of [electronics] get recycled, but what about the rest?”

To watch the video on the importance of electronics recycling, click here.

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