As you know, we’re all about reducing Electronic Waste, or E-Waste. As technology, and the gadgets associated with it, has become an ever-present part of our lives, so has E-Waste. This is primarily due to the rapidity with which technology advances— gadgets quickly become outdated and ineffective.
In the report, Robin Wiener, President of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), states that, “Electronics recyclers are creating American jobs, adopting an industry standard that will help sustain growth and are recycling electronics here at home.”
However, the report goes on to point out that there is still room to improve: “…while American households account for most of the new electronics market, they only contribute about 26% to the electronics recycling market.”
Not only will an increase in electronics recycling reduce E-Waste, but it will continue create new job opportunities. These are both crucial pieces to a successful future.
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