It’s the beginning of the 21st century, and the United Nations Environmental Program estimates that we generate up to 50 million tons of e-waste (televisions, computers, and other electronics) every year. That’s almost 70 tons a minute.
This year Congress passed legislation that will shift our nation’s TV signals from analog to digital, without putting a plan in place to mandate recycling of obsolete televisions. Millions of TV sets will be sent to the dump containing toxic chemicals, and tons of non-biodegradable plastics. Read the article from Co-op America and then join us in contacting our decision-makers about safe and smart recycling of television sets.