TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - According to recent surveys, 80 per cent of Canadians said they had at least one end-of-life electronic item in their home - - that's a lot of old televisions, 8-track players and Betamax recorders!
Since 2007, the programs of the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), an industry-led not-for-profit organization that operates e-recycling programs across the country, have diverted more than 400,000 metric tonnes of electronics from landfill - roughly the weight of 80,000 elephants!
Cliff Hacking, EPRA president and CEO, is available to speak about how to safely dispose of e-waste and prevent it from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers.
To learn more about where e-waste goes: http://www.eprassociation.ca/about-epra/where-does-it-go/
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SOURCE: Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)
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