Study Aims to Find Best Way to Recycle E-Waste

Washington, D.C. -- The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) has announced $100,000 in grants for a year-long study to determine the best way to collect used household electronics for recycling, reuse and disposal.

Grants were awarded to the state of Florida; the 10-state Northeast Recycling Council, Brattleboro, Vt.; and the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, which includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Companies participating in the program and donating grant money include Hewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Nokia, Canon, Philips Consumer Electronics, Panasonic and Sharp.

The study aims to find more detailed information about whose products are moving into the waste stream, what the frequency is and how these products are being disposed.

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