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1 Some Alarming Electronic Recycling Statistics Presented by TEcoArt, LLC Use Space bar to advance slide.

2 E Waste in 2007 – Was it Trashed or Recycled Products Total disposed** Trashed Recycled Recycling Rate (million of units) (million of units) (million of units) (by weight) Televisions % Computer Products* % Cell Phones % *Computer products include CPUs, monitors, notebooks, keyboards, mice, and hard copy peripherals, which are printers, copiers, multis and faxes. **These totals dont include products that are no longer used, but stored. Source: EPA 1 Some alarming statistics… Use Space bar to advance slide.

3 The U.S. EPA estimates that more than 3.2 million tons of electronics are landfilled each year. Some alarming statistics… Computers are typically discarded about every 3 to 5 years. The EPA estimates that 29.9 million desktops and 12 million laptops were discarded in Thats over 112,000 computers discarded per day! In 2007, only 18% of personal computers were recycled! Use Space bar to advance slide.

4 To manufacture one computer and monitor, it takes 530 pounds of fossil fuels, 48 pounds of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water. Quote references a compilation called, Computers and the Environment. Understanding and managing their impact. Eric Williams and Ruediger Kuehr, Editors, United Nations University, October Some alarming statistics… 81% of a desktop computers energy use is in MAKING the computer, not using it. Quote references a compilation called, Computers and the Environment. Understanding and managing their impact. Eric Williams and Ruediger Kuehr, Editors, United Nations University, October E waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in the US. Only 13.6% of disposed e waste was recycled in 2007 and Use Space bar to advance slide.

5 Recycling helps create the products we use everyday from soda containers to writing paper, carpet to auto parts. Recycling recovers valuable materials out of garbage to make new products. That's what makes it one of the oldest environmental practices and one of the most beneficial. According to the U.S. EPA, recycling: Conserves natural resources to help sustain the environment. Reduces the need for landfilling and incineration. Saves energy and prevents pollution caused by the extraction and processing of virgin materials. Recycling: Use Space bar to advance slide.

6 Reuse Creates More Jobs Compared to disposal, computer reuse creates 296 more jobs per for every 10,000 tons of material disposed each year. Recycling: Made in the USA Cmon America…we need to get creative! Use Space bar to advance slide.

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