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Consumer Electronics Recycling Rates Doubled In 2011

May 15, 2012

Look around your house. How many electronic devices do you see winking and blinking back at you? According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the average American household owns 24 electronic devices, a number that would have been extremely high just a decade or two ago. While all of these devices have revolutionized our lives, they've also created several million tons of e-waste that no one was quite prepared for.

A recent assessment of the industry shows that recycling rates for these hard-to-dispose items are on the rise. The CEA reported



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