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Infographic: The State of E-Scrap

The State of E-scrap
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The State of E-Scrap
Used electronics (e-scrap) is one of the fastest growing sources of waste, globally. According to ISRI, only 25% of household electronics are actually collected and recycled which leaves 3.5 million tons available for recycling. According to dosomething.org, cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year. For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, >


China’s Green Fence Pushes Big Changes For U.S. Recyclers

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http://vimeo.com/87237245

For more than a decade, the U.S. has been sending co-mingled recyclables to China. Why? Because many municipalities and organizations have adopted a single stream process which creates major problems for recycling companies. One problematic result of a single stream recycling process is commingled materials.

When dealing with commingled materials, glass can break and the small pieces can damage expensive sorting machines. Also, because there are so many different types >


Earth Day and Baltimore Green Week

Baltimore Green Week EcoFest
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Earth Day
Founded by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, as an environmental teach-in, the first ever earth day was held April 22nd, 1970. As the beginning of both corporations and individuals becoming more environmentally conscious, this grass roots effort was the foundation for things like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act.

Earth Day not only marks the beginnings of moving toward a more sustainable world, it’s >


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