A Tsunami Of Electronic Waste | May 26, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 21 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 86 Issue 21 | pp. 32-33
Issue Date: May 26, 2008

A Tsunami Of Electronic Waste

No high-tech solutions for the detritus of the Information Revolution
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

ON A SUNNY Saturday in late April, some 4,000 cars and trucks crawled up 16th Street in northwest Washington, D.C., ferrying loads of electronic and other wastes to drop off at the city's semiannual hazardous waste collection event. The lines stretched for miles and tempers grew short as residents inched along, waiting for more than three hours to leave their junk in a big parking lot. Finally, as they got to the actual drop-off spot, . . .

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