A state program collects less weight than it did a year ago, and more than a dozen mobile phones are now listed as EPEAT silver or gold.
Growing interest: The number of mobile phones registered with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) has doubled since the category launched over the summer. According to the Green Electronics Council, there are now 15 mobile phones registered with EPEAT, including devices from Apple, LG and Samsung.
Bad taste: The e-scrap industry is always looking for new downstream outlets for material, but Popular Science says eating electronics is not an effective way to manage devices at end of life. The lighthearted article takes a look at the materials included in many electronic devices and why they are hazardous, and it also touches on the e-scrap industry and proper outlets for end-of-life devices.
Dropping weight: Washington’s e-scrap recycling program is bringing in less weight in 2017 than it did last year, as the end-of-life stream gets lighter. The latest E-Cycle Washington report shows year-to-date collections are at 84.2 percent of what they were a year ago.