E-Cycle Washington collected 78 million pounds of e-waste

Washington’s statewide electronics recycling program collected 78 million pounds of e-waste during its first two years of operation, according to Washington State Department of Ecology records.

The program, E-Cycle Washington, is funded by electronics manufacturers. It is designed to help Washington residents recycle responsibly and keep e-waste away from third-world countries like Guiyu, China.

“Electronics manufacturers have done a great job of providing Washington’s citizens with a no-charge recycling option for electronics,” said Ecology director Ted Sturdevant. “And the public has responded, proving once again that our state’s recycling ethic is one of the best in the country.”

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