California Computer Stockpile Study Released

Sacramento -- The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) has released results of an electronic waste baseline study conducted by MGT of America to provide current data on selected electronic waste volume, diversion cost estimates and processing capacity for 2006.

The study found that Californians are storing approximately 2.9 million televisions, or 74,000 tons, and 3.2 million computer monitors, or 48,000 tons, in their households. Residential survey results indicate that 18.5 percent of California households store their old televisions, while 19.4 percent store old computer monitors.

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