e-cycling http://www.kplu.org en The safe way to trash your TV http://www.kplu.org/post/safe-way-trash-your-tv <p>Washington's <a href="http://www.ecyclewashington.org/">electronics recycling program</a> has collected 78,000,000 pounds of e-waste in its first two years. Put in perspective, that's roughly the same weight as <a href="http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishwatch/species/amer_lobster.htm">Maine's lobster catch</a> or <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Drybeans/trade.htm">US black bean exports</a> to Mexico! The state Department of Ecology says the amount of e-waste recycled each year amounts to 5.8 pounds per person. &nbsp;Old TVs account for 61% of the waste.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:21:23 +0000 Dave Meyer 523 at http://www.kplu.org The safe way to trash your TV