Industry faces e-scrap tidal wave with HDTV requirements in 2009

Oct 12, 2007 | 10:21 AM | Michael Marley

The world is awash in electronic waste and faces an even greater tidal wave of such obsolete equipment when the federal government's new rules mandating high-definition television (HDTV) broadcasting are implemented in 2009, an electronics recycling executive said.

"With all the new technology that keeps making our existing devices obsolete, we are in the midst of an ongoing tsunami of electronic waste," said John S. Shegerian, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Electronic Recyclers Inc., Fresno, Calif.....

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