Issue Date: September 29, 2008
Passing The Recycling Buck
WHEN AMERICANS haul their junk computers, TVs, and other electronic gear to local collection centers, they get that pleasant rush that comes with recycling and doing a small part to ensure waste containing hazardous materials is properly treated. However, that feel-good feeling may be mostly wishful thinking.
A government report and several recycling experts say it is likely that much of that hazardous electronic waste is going to wind up in developing countries where the . . .
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