Vast majority of US e-scrap is recycled onshore: study

Dec 20, 2013 | 09:02 AM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  ISRI, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, electronic scrap, electronics recycling, Robin Wiener, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — More than 90 percent of used electronics collected for recycling in the United States remains in the country for processing, according to a recent study.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Systems Laboratory and the U.S. National Center for Electronics Recycling found that only 8.5 percent of electronic units collected for recycling in the United States is exported.....

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