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E-Cycle progress report for Washington and Oregon

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Since the E-Cycle program kicked off in January, Millions of pounds of old electronics have been recycled in Washington and Oregon.

Both states have released numbers about how their programs are doing at this point.  Washington and Oregon started offering ways for people to recycled their unwanted and old TVs, computers, and other electronics for free in 2009.  

Washington state has collected 22 million pounds of unwanted televisions, computers and monitors.  The latest figures show that televisions account for 57 percent of the weight collected so far.  Oregon's last count showed about 5 million pounds collected.

More of the results from Washington are online at the program's website.

To learn more about E-Cycle in Washington click here:

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/eproductrecycle/

To learn more about E-Cycle in Oregon click here:

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/index.htm
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