Why electronics are turning green

11/18/2008 | Wired magazine

The slow economy has boosted efforts to increase U.S. recycling of electronics gear. Dell, LG and Sony have launched take-back programs for consumers to turn in their obsolete gadgets. The initiative may be good for the planet, but it's also good for the bottom line: Recyclers extract plastic, gold and copper from used PCs and other equipment, which they sell back to tech manufacturers at a price that's now cheaper than virgin materials.

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