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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008

nic waste disposal: A growing challenge
Chemical & Engineering News

Millions of tons of unwanted computers, cell phones and other electronic waste (E-waste) are filling the worlds recycling bins each year. But the lack of standardized recycling methods and E-wastes potentially toxic health effects have sparked a growing debate over how to deal with this tsunami of cast-off technology, according to an article [] scheduled for the May 26 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS weekly newsmagazine.

C&EN Senior Editor Jeff Johnson points out that barely 15 percent of the estimated two million tons of E-waste produced each year in the United States is recycled or reused. Leftovers are often shipped to poorer countries like Africa, India, or China, where workers face health dangers as they attempt to remove lesser valued, more toxic parts, the article notes.

But change may be around the corner. Environmental advocates, community groups, Congress, and some in the electronics industry are seeking alternatives to these informal recycling efforts, including the manufacture of greener electronic parts and equipment, tougher regulations on the disposal and shipping of E-waste, and take back programs that encourage manufacturers to collect the E-waste that they produce, according to the article.

A Tsunami of Electronic Waste

This story will be available on May 26 at

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