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millions of tons of used electronics are sent to the landfills. All the discarded computers, phones, tablets and other devices add up to somewhere in the vicinity of 3.5 to 4 million tons of e-waste taking a lot of toxic materials with them

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Howard Crosse (21)
Monday December 9, 2013, 10:20 am
Under Regulations that apply throughout the European Union, known as the WEEE Regulations, member states have to offer separate collections for this type of waste, the Regulations came in to effect in 2005. The Regulations also allow the final users (the consumer) to return their unwanted electrical items for recycling, this has to be offered for free, this extends to stores selling domestic batteries and collecting bins are now very freely available. If anyone is interested in reading more you can find it at:

S S. (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:54 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W. (155)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:49 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:37 am
Very sad to realise how this stuff piles up.

Winn Adams (218)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:23 am
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