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April 17, 2015 Comments Off Views: 955 Big Ideas

Bin diving: The start-ups that want your electronic junk

bbc.co.uk

Getting rid of old electronics can be a hassle when you don’t know what to do with them.

Wisconsin teenager Joshua Furlano decided to do something about it. As a project for high school, he organised an e-waste drive with a nearby recycling company in his hometown, West Salem, and raised nearly $1,000 (£671) for a local charity.

“Many people don’t know what to do with the old electronics. The event prevents people from throwing the old electronics in landfills but instead recycling them properly,” says Mr Furlano, who gathered up over 6,000lbs (2,720kg) worth of e-waste.

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