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E-waste recycling doubles in two years

October 19, 2015

A report found that the amount of e-waste being recycled increased from 300 million pounds in 2011 to 620 million pounds in 2013.ewaste web

The Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) also found that in the US, e-waste collection facilities increased from 5,000 in 2005 to more than 8,000 in 2010, Shanghai Metals Market reported.

Apple, BestBuy, Dell and DIRECTV have increased their consumer hardware recycling goals by 125 percent, while HP, Samsung and Sony have upped theirs by 100 percent.

The article mentions the global rating system EPEAT as one way that e-recycling is being promoted, which the US government clarified in July is the industry standard for e-waste recycling.

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