Some e-waste dangers overstated, groups say

Aug 23, 2005 | 11:48 AM | Paul Schaffer

Electronics recycling is a good idea but is sometimes backed for the wrong reasons, according to two trade associations.

Congress shouldn't act on the basis of discarded computers and televisions being a pollution risk in municipal landfills, according to a joint letter from the Solid Waste Association of North America (Swana), representing managers in the field, and the National Solid Wastes Management Association, which represents corporate members that move and process trash.

The letter, sent to a Senate subcommittee that heard testimony on electronics recycling, deplored the "inaccurate allegations" regarding landfill risks.....





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