Recycling Electronics, A Guide for Business, August 2015

(2015) Recycling Electronics, A Guide for Business, August 2015. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains toxic chemicals, including lead and mercury, both harmful to the environment. E-waste accounts for 40 percent of the lead and 75 percent of the heavy metals found in landfills. Electronics can still serve a purpose if recycled properly. Computers contain valuable metals, including gold, silver, palladium, platinum, aluminum and copper.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Recycling, DNR, Electronics
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites
Natural resources and environment
Business and industry
ID Code: 34694
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2020 13:50
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 13:50
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/34694