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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has partnered with the Michigan Recycling Coalition to explore options for end-of-life management of e-scrap, pharmaceuticals and plastic packaging. MRC will conduct research on available options through a Community Pollution Prevention grant from MDEQ and will issue findings later this year.

A new electronics recycling facility being built outside of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, will be made entirely out of recycled materials, reports the BBC. Ceilings will be constructed out of plastic left over from CDs and DVDs and walls will be fashioned out of glass fiber from computer motherboards.

E-Cycle Washington collected 3.49 million pounds of covered electronics in February and 7.5 million pounds in just the first two months of the year. While this volume represents a 19.5 percent increase over the same period in 2012, approximately 93 percent of the weight of material collected during this period were CRT televisions and computer monitors.

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