How can you keep your used electronics out of the waste stream?
Using them for as long as they still work is probably the best way. But when that’s not possible, asking the right questions can increase your chances of finding a good end-use for your old high-tech tools and toys. Continue Reading →
What to do with your old electronics? Making sure they don’t wind up causing harm requires asking the right questions. Continue Reading →
For some in Colorado, refining gold from electronic scrap isn’t just a hobby. It’s also a business. Continue Reading →
Unwanted electronics end up overseas, in landfills, and in risky home recycling operations. In Colorado, government auctions are feeding the global trade in e-waste, an I-News Network investigation has found. Continue Reading →
As the holiday season approaches, a host of tempting new electronic gadgets awaits. But what actually happens to Colorado’s old electronics? The answer may surprise you. It surprised government regulators. Our investigation uncovered illegal exporting, backyard recycling and more. Continue Reading →
Last November, an I-News investigation uncovered dangerous and illegal treatment of hazardous electronic waste that even Colorado regulators didn’t know about. State lawmakers have introduced legislation attempting to fix some of the problems I-News found. Here’s the latest from I-News reporter Kristin Jones:
It’s hard to imagine: A flourishing local trade in hazardous electronic waste. Brokers buy it by the container-load, and sell it to the highest bidders. Their customers store it in their basements, douse it in acid or burn it in their driveways, truck it to local landfills, or ship it to Asia or Africa to be sold on the open market or dumped in toxic wastelands. Continue Reading →