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2013-12-18 16:21:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, many people will receive new TVs and computers, often as replacements for older electronics. DEP reminds Pennsylvanians to recycle unwanted electronics instead of throwing them in the trash. When electronic items are thrown away, they often end up in a landfill where heavy metals within the electronics, such as lead, cadmium and mercury, pose a threat to the environment. "Recycling is a simple way for all of us to...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading provider of flat-panel HDTVs to the lodging industry, LG Electronics USA, Inc., and the nation's leading recycler, Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced the first recycling program for hotel operators to responsibly dispose of outdated television sets and computer monitors. In 2010 alone, hundreds of hotels are expected to upgrade thousands of rooms with energy-efficient LG flat-panel digital TVs, which will displace older analog...

2009-10-02 07:05:00

With Congress dragging its heels on recycling issues, more and more states are taking things into their own hands to cut back on the amount of electronic equipment being tossed, as it has become the fastest growing type of waste. Currently laws have been passed in nineteen states requiring that old electronics be recycled. Electronic equipment like TVs and computers contain both precious metals and toxic pollutants and are heaping up in households, or being dumped overseas, reported the...