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Getting Rid of Electronic Waste
Shell volunteers assist KTRK Channel-13’s E-cycling Drive in Houston on Earth Day in April to ensure the proper environmental disposal of electronic waste.
Last year’s drive collected recyclables from 1,320 cars.
Most people think of aluminum cans and plastic when it comes to recycling, but the computer age has generated a new form of waste – electronics.
Old electronics that end up in landfills or incinerated can harm the planet with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chemicals that can contaminate groundwater.
Plastic and glass parts from electronic waste are non-biodegradable.
The e-cycling event ensures that TVs, computers, radios, cell phones, gaming systems and other electronic devices are disposed of properly.