Gallery: Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Boom...

 

According to a new report by the International Data Corporation, the United States’ electronics recycling industry is booming with 3.5 million tons of electronics recycled in the US in 2010 and resold at home and abroad. The study, the most comprehensive of its kind ever conducted in the US says that the industry employs 30,000 workers and has an estimated revenue of over $5 billion. With US consumers buying more electronics each year, the study says, the industry has nowhere to go from here but up.

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  1. The Refinishing Touch October 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    This is proof that not all green jobs that have been created during this administration are temporary. With the nation’s dependence on technology, there is no reason to believe these jobs aren’t secure for the long-run. On top of that, we should hopefully see a reduction (however slight) in the amount of e-waste we’re producing and soon find less e-waste dumps taking on our electronic discards (http://www.therefinishingtouch.com/blog/more-than-paper-and-plastic-the-need-for-improved-e-waste-recycling/) and damaging the environment.

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