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Got E-Waste? Throw it on this Million Pound Pile

by Employee ‎10-11-2012 03:59 PM - edited ‎10-15-2012 10:36 AM

ewaste.jpgThe following was written by Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Service Operations James Gowen. It is also featured on the Verizon Responsibility Blog. Graphic used courtesy Lifecycle Solutions.


Are you thinking about a phone upgrade?  Or perhaps replacing that old tube TV with something new this football season?


With the rate of innovation, it seems there is always a technology upgrade available.  And that means new electronics are constantly replacing dated models in homes across America. But what happens to these old devices?  This sustainability video from Verizon shows the growing problem of e-waste and what we are doing across the United States to help curb the problem.


A recent infographic from Holy Kaw! illustrates the breakdown of e-waste in America, which includes more than one million tons of disposed TVs disposed in one year. That is a lot of TVs to move around each year!


At today’s Verizon Recycling Rally in West Chester PA, we just collected more than 100 dated TVs from a local school, all of which will now stay out of landfills by being recycled.


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