The success of e-waste recycling in the U.S.

05/28/2013 | Bloomberg

The U.S. recycles or otherwise processes nearly 83% of the electronic waste that is placed in recycling bins each year, according to a survey by the U.S. International Trade Commission. This is contrary to the popular belief of e-waste being dumped on developing nations, Adam Minter writes. "The biggest story embedded in the trade commission's story isn't that U.S. e-waste exports are greener than ever. Rather it is that the domestic electronics-recycling industry has grown into a large, mature business that views export as a second choice, not the first one," he argues.

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