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A three-year probe by the U.K.'s Environment Agency has revealed that 10 firms operating across England, while being paid to recycle electrical equipment from local governments and businesses, instead shipped them to Africa where the material was dumped, reports The Telegraph. Last week, the companies and their directors were convicted in what the paper calls "a landmark court case."

E-Cycle Washington, the Evergreen State's electronics stewardship program, collected 3.08 million pounds of covered electronics in November — bringing the total amount collected this year to 39.97 million pounds. Compared to last year, collection volume is up 4.6 percent.

Have you ever watched an iFixit video and thought, "I could do that"? Currently, the DIY electronics repair website is looking for another host to add to its video team and is currently soliciting applications. For more, visit iFixit.

Lifehacker recently posted a survey to see how many unused computers readers have stashed around their homes, waiting to possibly be salvaged or repurposed.

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