E-waste by the numbers 

click to enlarge Dejuan Heater rocks out in TV land. But his work is no joke — old TVs are lead and glass laden and subject to random explosion during the stripping process.
  • Dejuan Heater rocks out in the "TV Land" section of the RecycleForce wearhouse. But his work is no joke — old TVs are lead and glass laden and subject to random explosion during the stripping process.
  • Rebecca Townsend

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY ...

Clear out the junk electronics. Your e-waste is wanted!!!

Help RecycleForce meet its goal of collecting 600,000 pounds of recyclables in the month leading up to Earth Day on April 22.

Items accepted include:

Outdated Software and Hardware * Printers * Fax Machines * Keyboards * DVD Players * Old Video-Game Consoles * VHS * Beta-Max * Cardboard * Newspapers * Aluminum * Glass * Plastics 1-7 * Styrofoam

All sorts of discarded materials - even old voting booths - are appetizing to The Beast!

RERUN: TELEVISION TRASH BY THE NUMBERS

4 pounds of lead in an average TV's glass and cathode ray tube.

20.6 million TVs to U.S. landfills in 2006-2007.

6 million TVs were recycled during the same period.

99 million TVs now in storage awaiting disposal.

Source: EPA figures cited in RecycleForce's 2010 annual report.

POUNDS OF MAJOR MATERIALS RECYCLEFORCE RECLAIMED IN FEBRUARY

Steel - 151,480 pounds
Plastic - 37,924 pounds
Copper - 35,725 pounds
Precious Metals - 22,971 pounds
Aluminum - 8,878 pounds

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Rebecca Townsend

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Rebecca Townsend served as NUVO news editor from May 2011 to August 2014. During a 20-plus year career, her bylines have appeared in publications ranging from Indiana AgriNews to the Wall Street Journal. Her undergraduate degree is in sociology and anthropology from Earlham College, and her master's is in journalism... more

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