Comments on: Promoting Electronics Recycling and New Jobs http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Ignatius Bolton http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22023 Thu, 16 May 2013 07:28:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22023 You must know that the use of electronic products has grown substantially over the past two decades, changing the way and the speed in which we communicate and how we get information & entertainment. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household.
So Electronics recycling is incredibly important & the beginning of creating jobs is here.

Ignatius Bolton
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By: Jennifer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22022 Tue, 14 May 2013 15:06:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22022 Electronics recycling is incredibly important and a huge challange to recyclers. Most of the plastics have flame retardant chemicals which make them hard to reuse. We have to figure out how to break down these banned chemicals so the plastics can still be recycled.

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By: eWaste eXpress http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22021 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:07:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22021 GlenView, you are correct. We need to start making it easier for consumers and business to responsibly dispose and recycle their unwanted computers and electronics. It’s amazing how harmful this is to our environment. We need to make electronics recycling a part of our normal routine and behavior.

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By: GlenView Group, Inc. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22020 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:26:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22020 Having companies achieve R2 Responsible Recycling is a good way for us to make sure electronics are properly recycled here in the Unites States, instead of being exported overseas for unsafe dismantling.

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By: Laura http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22019 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:05:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22019 We’re so worried about securing new sources of rare earth elements, but we can easily re-use the ones we’re already using just by recycling our electronics. I’ve even read about a study (http://eponline.com/articles/2011/06/01/study-ewaste-pollution-a-threat-to-human-health.aspx) that says that e-waste can be harmful to our health. This just makes sense.

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By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22018 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:40:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22018 Yes, that would be a good idea to hold electronic recycling, I don’t know if we do it here in NSW but I know I’ve seen in stores and other places that phones can be recycled.

Thank for this excellent post.
Chris.D

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/promoting-electronics-recycling-and-new-jobs/#comment-22017 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 04:37:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9012#comment-22017 We absolutely need to make it easier and more transparent and seamless to recycle electronics. Here in California, we place a recycling fee on all electronics and support material like printer cartreges. You can turn your old electronics and printer cartrieges into any store that sells them so they can be recycled. Also the city holds electronic waste roundups several times a year to collect old electronics of all kinds for recycling. These options are working well and could be extended to other states. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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