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Jan. 31, 2014

Online electronics trade-in company Gazelle has released an infographic to help consumers gain a better sense of where our traded-in electronics end up. According to the infographic, after Gazelle erases all data from traded-in devices, the company ships gadgets to a refurbishing center overseas, where products receive "a makeover" before they enter the secondary market.

E-bikes have become increasingly popular in the Netherlands and, as a result, more than 200,000 e-bike batteries hit the waste stream each year. To ensure the batteries don't head to landfills, a Dutch battery foundation has inked an agreement with manufacturers and importers to provide recycling collection barrels in bike shops throughout the country.

As part of efforts to make this year's Super Bowl a stage for environmental awareness, organizers have collected 9,000 pounds of e-scrap at Verizon-sponsored events in the run-up to the game.

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