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Reasons for recycling Obsolete computers and old electronics are valuable sources for secondary raw materials if recycled; otherwise, these devices are a source of toxins and carcinogens. Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computers and other electronic components around the globe. Technical solutions are available,

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OLYMPIA – Washington State’s pioneering program called E-Cycle is marking its 10-year anniversary. E-Cycle provides free recycling for computers, TV’s and other electronics. Over 360-million pounds of electronics and 26-million pounds of lead have been recycled. Although managed by the Washington Department of Ecology and electronics manufacturers, E-Cycle depends on a network of local collection

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