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February 19, 2014

Do you know how much e-waste has been collected in Illinois?

green recycle iconIllinois has had electronic recycling laws in place since 2010. According to data from the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, thirty million pounds of e-waste was collected in Illinois in 2010. In 2012, a whopping forty-two million pounds of e-waste was collected!

This report from the Electronics TakeBack Coalition contains this type of information for every state in the United States with electronic recycling laws, twenty-five states in total.

California was the first state in the United States to implement electronic recycling laws back in 2005. In 2012, California collected over two hundred and ten million pounds of e-waste!

If you are interested in seeing more data regarding how much e-waste has been collected in Illinois and in other states with electronic recycling laws, please click here.