Two separate reports out this week show a rise in electronics recycling, aka e-cycling, over the past year. While there is still a long way to go - I just saw an old monitor out in front of my neighbor's house literally last week - the data suggests e-cycling awareness is growing quickly.
The first report addresses what many consider to be the fastest growing category of electronics requiring better end-of-life management, smartphones and mobile phones. One of the companies that focuses on collecting mobile wireless devices, eRecycling Corps
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