Survey: How Do You Deal With Old Electronics?
What do you do when your electronics die on their own or you have to put them down? It is less of a problem if you are orbiting Jupiter but New York is another story. There, they are considering legislation to make recycling of electronics by manufacturers mandatory, fed up with dealing with 25,000 tons of the stuff every year.
It is a big problem; old electronics account for about 40% of the lead found in municipal landfills as well as mercury, cadmium, and other toxic heavy metals in landfills and municipal incinerators.