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Benefits of Recycling Electronics in the United States

This fact sheet looks at the benefits of recycling electronics in the United States.


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INFORM is an organization that studies innovative technologies, practices and products that provide practical solutions to complex environmental and health-related problems. The accompanying fact sheet looks at the benefits of recycling electronics in the United States.

This fact sheet references laws in Europe and the U.S. that finance the collection and recycling of discarded electronics. These laws reduce the amount of waste generated, prevent the release of hazardous materials into our ecosystems, and conserve the earth's limited resources by reducing raw material extraction and encouraging more sustainable approaches to manufacturing. This fact sheet also highlights products not included in U.S. laws and identifies research that explains why they should be included in take-back programs.

The attached Zip file includes:

  • Intro Page.doc
  • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
  • Benefits of Recycling Electronics in the United States.pdf