Best Buy Co. announces a pilot e-waste collection program in 117 stores accross eight states. According to an article from the Associated Press, consumers will be able to bring in two items per day to one of the participating locations, even if they were not originally purchased from a Best Buy. The initial program will include stores located in Northern California, Minneapolis, Baltimore, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconson, Virgina, and Washington D.C. If successful, the company could expand the program to all 922 locations accross the United States.
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E-waste may contain toxic substances like mercury, cadmium and lead. When e-waste is disposed into landfills, these toxins can be released into the atmosphere or seep into the soil. Additionally, most consumer electronics contain valuable materials like copper, gold and zinc that can and should be recycled.
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