May 4 - National Center for Electronics Recycling Shows 8% Increase in Electronics Collection Rates in 2009

Share National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), a national nonprofit organization that tracks per capita collection index (PCCI) for electronics recycling programs, saw an increase of 8% in PCCI over 2008. The PCCI is an annual measure of collection volumes of used electronic equipment in six ongoing electronics recycling programs across the United States. Overall, every established recycling program have increased their collection volume, except for California, which decreased due to market disruption for CRT glass.

The increased in e-waste collection volume overall shows that consumers are both becoming more aware of the need to properly recycle their unwanted electronics and finding increased availability of collection programs.

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