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February 10, 2015

Recycling Facts for You!

Did you know…

  • Recycling one million desktop computers prevents the release of greenhouse gases equivalent to the annual emissions of 16,000 passenger cars.

  • In the United States, between 300 million and 400 million electronic items become obsolete each year, and less than 20 percent of that e-waste is recycled.

  • By recycling 100 million cell phones, approximately 7,500 pounds of gold could be recovered – allowing that amount of gold to go into new products.

    • Recovering the gold from cell phones, rather than mining it from the earth, would prevent 12 billion pounds of loose soil, sand and rock from having to be moved, mined and processed.

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