Californians recycled a record 130 million pounds of electronic
A Vista company is leading the way in dismantling all those old
televisions and computers. E-World Recyclers is the
only facility in the nation that uses a unique process to separate
cathode ray tubes.
Using heated wires and compressed air,
workers separate glass that contains lead from the other glass and
metal components. In the past, some of this material had to be
transported and refined at a facility in the midwest.
Thanks to California's E-Waste Recycling Act, the state has
prevented millions of electronics from ending up in landfills.
Here's how the legislation works. The state charges you between
six and ten dollars every time you buy a computer or
television. That covers the cost of collecting and
recycling old items so they don't end up in the trash.
Fox 6 News Reporter Eric Collins has more details on how
recycling protects our health and the environment.