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Earth Day 2010: Recycle

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As a result, it is only done on an industrial level in a few dozen countries. The only countries that have laws that set up electronic recycling collection and processing systems are South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the 27 countries of the European Union, five provinces in Canada, and 20 states in the United States. There are just a few industrial electronics recycling companies in all of South America, Africa, and most of Asia.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

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Switzerland was the first country in the world to adopt an electronics recycling system is 1991.Things are actually going pretty well in Europe. South Korea also has a developed electronics recycling system that now recovers and properly processes over 75 percent of discarded electronics. Japan has a structured system based on their Law for the Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances and their Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.