E-Waste is a Growing Problem
It's not that often that you can see a TV show that includes the recycling of electronics in the plot, but Battleground Earth (Thursdays at 8pm Eastern on TLC) isn't just any regular ol' show. In episode #9, Tommy Lee and Ludacris will tackle an e-waste problem in Downtown LA with the help of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the largest e-waste recycler in the US with over 170 million pound per year (we wrote about them a couple of years ago).Recycling Computers & Electronics
Mountains of discarded computers and portable electronics are being thrown out every month, and most of them contain dangerous chemicals, and even if they didn't, it's such a waste to landfill all those materials that could still be useful. That's why it's very important to learn how to pick green(er) electronics when you buy, and to recycle them at the end of their useful lives.
To find out more about Electronic Recyclers International and electronics recycling, tune in to Battleground Earth.
Read more about e-waste and electronic recycling on TreeHugger
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Battleground Earth, Starring Ludacris and Tommy Lee, Premieres Thursday on TLC