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E-waste Recycling July 03, 2020 03:00:30 PM

Washington State E-Scrap Recycling Program Saw Huge Dip in Collections

Paul Ploumis
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It must be noted that the collections had totalled 30.9 million pounds in 2017.

Washington State E-Scrap Recycling Program Saw Huge Dip in Collections

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): E-Cycle Washington- the state e-scrap program published its annual report for 2019. For the first time in history, the number of units of flat panels collected under the program exceeded that of cathode ray tubes (CRTs), although it continued to remain lower on a weight basis.

According to the report, the program collected 21.4 million pounds of electronic scrap (televisions, monitors and computers, including laptops) in 2019, which is down when compared with the collections of 25.3 million pounds in 2018. The overall weight of electronics collected under the scheme have reported gradual decline over the years. It must be noted that the collections had totalled 30.9 million pounds in 2017.

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The percentage by weight of major categories of collected e-waste, excluding batteries, mercury lamps, landfilled residuals and unleaded glass is as follows: CRT glass (41%), metals (30%), plastic (17%), circuit boards (6%) and wood (1%). The weight (in million pounds) of recycling by category is as follows: CRT glass (8.27), metals (6.12), plastics (3.35) and circuit boards (1.23).

A total of six electronic scrap processing companies handled the waste generated during the year. They are Simon Metals (9.44 million pounds), Ace Metal Co. (5.37 million pounds), E-Waste LLC. (2.58 million pounds), EWC Group(2.30 million pounds), URT (1.68 million pounds) and ERI (5,100 pounds).

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