Video Rating: / 5 Here’s how e-waste gets recycled. Whole computers, televisions and printers in one end and shredded and sorted bits of metal, plastic and circuit board out the other and it is pretty cool to watch. Because of the toxic materials in e-waste it is important to make sure it gets recycled properly.
You buy a new phone or computer and you take your old one to a local recycler. It’s the green thing to do, right? Well, it turns out a lot of those devices may not be getting recycled at all. The United States is the single largest producer of electronic waste, generating almost 8 million
According to a new report, the world’s e-waste — discarded smart phones, iPads, and televisions — will grow by 33 percent to 72 million tons in just three years. Dan Ackerman, editor at CNet, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with more on how to combat this troubling trend. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/china-electronic-waste-e-waste/ Guiyu, China (CNN) — Did you