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Discarded electronics account for approximately 70 percent of heavy metals and 40 percent of the lead found in U.S. landfills according to a 2001 EPA report.
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Friday, 18 August 2006
ImageEvery day in California, 6,000 computers become obsolete and are removed from use, and 6 million old televisions and monitors are estimated to be collecting dust in that state alone. While California is aberrant, it's a sobering indicator of the way our culture is going with overly-disposable electronics. High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxins and Human Health  deals with this topic in a very readable way, providing a good mix of anecdote and science, and includes dozens of URLs in the appendix on how you can recycle your own computer, mobile, television, or similar electronic device. This is increasingly vital information in the arsenal of any Hippyshopper... so you can guess, before the jump, that I recommend you scoot out and pick up a copy of this book.
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