Less than 20% of all e-waste in the United States is recycled. Given the rate at which we continue to move toward new technology, the chances are phenomenal that those sobering statistics will only get more concerning. Fortunately, there are resources that can help turn the tide. Here are some of the most important:
- CalRecycle – The California Integrated Waste Management Board promotes the importance of reducing waste throughout the state. Visit their comprehensive site for recycling tips or to find a recycling center in your area.
- U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls – An integral organization that helps safeguard our national security, regulations from the DTC help to ensure compliance.
- California Department of Toxic Substances Control - The mission of the DTSC is to protect California's people and environment from toxic substances. Visit their site for more information.