|New York Makes it Illegal to Put Electronics in Trash|
7 January 2015
|Starting in 2015, it will be illegal to leave computers and other electronics for curb-side trash pickup in New York State, as part of an effort to fight e-waste.|
Throwing computers, cell phones, tablets and other electronics in the garbage creates a big environmental problem. Maintaining landfills prevents large areas of land from being used more productively (and we consider natural habitats productive too), while at the same time e-waste leaches toxins into the environment, harming animals, plants, and people. Plus, many of the metals and other materials used in our electronics are valuable, and recycling them can help reduce the impact of extracting raw materials.
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