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Dec. 10, 2008

Free computer and TV recycling program starting soon external link
A free computer and TV recycling program starts January 1 in Washington—from King 5 News

July 10, 2008

Prison Work Program May Have Put Hundreds of Prisoners and Workers at Risk external link
Toxic dust from an electronics recycling program run by the federal prison system may have put hundreds of inmates, workers and even their families at risk—from ABC News

April 23, 2008

One in five Seattle residents may be affected by TV change external link
Residents who have an analog television and use "rabbit ears" or a rooftop antenna will need a digital converter box to get reception after Feb. 17—from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

April 18, 2008

A warning for those recycling electronics external link
Concerns are raised about where junk taken to free events ends up—from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Jan. 13, 2008

The Afterlife of Cellphones
Americans threw out just shy of three million tons of household electronics in 2006. This so-called e-waste is the fastest-growing part of the municipal waste stream and, depending on your outlook, either an enormous problem or a bonanza—from The New York Times Magazine.

January 2008

High-tech trash: will your discarded TV end up in a ditch in Ghana? external link
National Geographic explores what happens to computers and other electronic products when they are exported to places like China, West Africa and India where labor is inexpensive. Studies have shown that some of the toxic materials reclaimed by these "recyclers" including lead, may end up in childrens toys and jewerly that are sold in the United States—from National Geographic Magazine.

Sept. 1, 2007

Panel, Panel on the Wall external link
By 2008, devices that contain flat panel displays (FPDs) are projected to account for nearly 85 percent of the total U.S. demand for electronic products. Taking a proactive approach to this issue, the King County Solid Waste Division has conducted the first known comprehensive review of information regarding the end-of-life management issues associated with FPDs—from Waste Age.

July 10, 2007

E-Trash Industry Poses Hazards to Workers external link
Here in the United States, old computers are practically worthless. But in Asia, a thriving recycling industry breaks down old computer equipment that extracts the precious metals inside. The only problem: The metals are potentially highly toxic to the locals doing the work—from NPR Online.

July 1, 2007

Computers spark environmental debates external link
Computers´ hidden toxins provoke a noisy debate over ‘e-waste’—from The Dallas Morning News.

June 19, 2007

Our electronic waste is piling up overseas external link
California's growing efforts to recycle electronic waste are pushing piles of toxin-laden scrap to countries that are supposed to reject some of those exports—from The San Diego Union-Tribune.

June 4, 2007

High-tech TV means low-tech trash external link
As new high-definition televisions fly off store shelves, millions of old sets soon could be flying into the trash—from The Seattle Times.

April 10, 2006

HP Wants Your Old PCs Back external link
It's pushing states to force recycling of TVs, computers, and other e-gear—from Business Week Online.

March 27, 2006

It's getting easier to recycle e-waste external link
Manufacturers will create, fund program under new state law—from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

March 25, 2006

New law makes computer, TV makers pay for recycling external link
Under the new law, manufacturers will have to establish a program to collect, transport and dispose of old electronic products—from The Seattle Times.

March 8, 2006

New advances in electronics recycling external link
From KING 5 News

Jan. 7, 2006

One reporter's e-waste is another person's treasure external link
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Jan. 7, 2006

State debates who should pay to recycle e-waste external link
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Oct. 10, 2005

King County: Recycled bits 2.0 external link
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board.

Sept. 28, 2005

E-waste ban starts soon external link
From MSNBC.

Sept. 28, 2005

Don't throw out that old computer: it'll be against the law Oct. 1 external link
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Sept. 28, 2005

"E-waste" ban begins on Saturday in county external link
From The Seattle Times.

Sept. 27, 2005

King County Banning Disposal Of 'E-Waste' external link
From KIRO 7 Television.

Sept. 27, 2005

Staples joins King County to recycle computer equipment as E-waste ban takes effect October 1st

Jan. 17, 2005

Recycling Old Computers external link
From KOMO news.

Aug. 17, 2004

More than 16,000 pounds of lead safely disposed of through television recycling program

July 19, 2004

Local government efforts pay off with new electronics recycling programs offered by national retailers and manufacturers

July 7, 2004

Local Governments and Good Guys kick-off nation's first retail television recycling program

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