When it comes to things like smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs, many of us migrate quickly from old devices to the newest and think nothing of tossing the old stuff out. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste or e-waste is produced every year in the U.S. alone. Some of these things end up in landfills and that can be very bad for the environment. On this Earth Day, we look at some possible solutions.
Jim Puckett - Executive Director, Basel Action Network (BAN)
Shannon Binns - Executive Director, Sustain Charlotte
Brett Rhinehardt - Vice President, eCycleSecure
- WFAE is hosting a Public Conversation - 'What’s In Our Water?' about the area’s water supply - tonight at 7:00 at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Levine Center for the Arts. Details and registration.
- Sustain Charlotte's Community Sustainability Awards and Earth Day Celebration is tonight from 5:30-8:30 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Details.
- Wipe Out Waste (Meck. Co.)
- Mecklenburg County recycling
- Mecklenburg County Electronics Collections Sites (last updated July 2011)
- Goodwill locations that accept electronics