Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

E-Waste & Recycling Electronics

In this photo from 2001, a migrant child sits atop a pile of unrecyclable computer waste imported to Guiya, China, from other countries.
Credit Basel Action Network

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.

Guests

Jim Puckett  - Executive Director, Basel Action Network (BAN)

Shannon Binns  - Executive Director, Sustain Charlotte

Brett Rhinehardt -  Vice President, eCycleSecure

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