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Recycling Computers

As older computers become obsolete, we're faced with a dilemma: what to do with the out-of-date equipment? The problem will only grow as personal computers become a stock item in more and more households. But so far, the manufacturers, the recycling industry, and the government don't have a plan in place to deal with the old equipment. That's a problem because some of that equipment contains lead, mercury, and other toxic materials that can cause damage to the environment and people's health. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Taking a Second Look at the Economics of Recycling

More and more Americans have been taking recycling seriously over the last two decades. So much so that today, the EPA says about 30 percent of the trash Americans produce in their homes is recycled. But while the agency expects that number to continue to rise, not everyone thinks more recycling is better for the environment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brodie takes a look at the economics of recycling.  Go to full article

School Finds New Way to Recycle Tires

Great Lakes residents use more than two million tires a year, and many of them end up in a landfill. But one Illinois school has found an unusual way to use some of those tires. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Lehman has more.  Go to full article

States Set Up Appliance Disposal Programs

Some Great Lakes states are beginning to set up programs to accept the old appliances. They've found it's more effective than having to pick them up out of roadside ditches. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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