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The Pulse of ITAD: E-Scrap Generation is on the Decline

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The weight of e-scrap generated annually is down by almost 10% vs its peak in 2015 according to a recently published study entitled “The evolution of consumer electronic waste in the United States.” The study examined the end-of-life electronics stream, looking at overall weight and trends in device makeup.

The weight of e-scrap generated annually is down by almost 10% vs its peak in 2015 according to a recently published study entitled “The evolution of consumer electronic waste in the United States.” The study examined the end-of-life electronics stream, looking at overall weight and trends in device makeup. The results show fewer pounds being discarded and recycled in recent years, as well as fewer hazardous materials in the e-scrap stream. Both trends are largely connected to evolving TV technology, particularly the move away from CRTs and mercury-bearing LCDs.

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