Consumer Electronics: Trends in Recycling

EPA Podcast show

Summary: Electronic equipment has become an integral part of everything we do and own: TVs in our homes, cell phones and MP3 players in our ears, and computers on our desks. Americans own nearly 3 billion electronic products. But what happens to your used electronics when you buy new ones? In this podcast, EPA host Verena Radulovic is joined by Jerry Powell, editor of eScrap News; Jason Linnell, executive director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling; and Matt Hale, director of the US EPA Office of Solid Waste. They discuss the growth in the electronics waste stream, the simultaneous expansion of electronics reuse and recycling, and how current trends in the management of electronic wastes will dictate what lies ahead.