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Apple's Recycling Program Brings in $43M in Gold

Apple recycled two-thirds of nearly 90M pounds of electronic waste in 2015

(Newser) - Apple has released figures on its Apple Renew recycling program, and it's clearly paying dividends. Out of nearly 90 million pounds of electronic equipment it recovered last year, 61 million pounds were recycled, Apple reports . Specifically, it reclaimed 23 million pounds of steel; 13 million pounds of plastic; 12... More »

Downside of Our New Gizmos: Mounting E-Waste

But we can mitigate the worst problems: Bryan Walsh

(Newser) - Apple's rollout of the new iPad comes with the usual fanfare, but Bryan Walsh at Time raises a related problem that gets only a fraction of the same attention: our rising piles of electronic garbage and their very real environmental risks. These days, tablets and smartphones aren't meant... More »

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