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E-Cycle: Electronics Recycling in Missouri

Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:00 AM-12:01 PM

Featured Speaker: Linda Wegrzyn, Environmental Specialist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Is your cell phone hazardous waste? Do you have an outdated computer or two in your basement, an old TV? Used electronics have become one of the world’s fastest growing and most toxic waste streams. Computer monitors and older TVs contain an average of four pounds of lead; and old electronics can contain toxic chemicals such as chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and brominated flame-retardants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year, more than 2 million tons of computers and other electronics are disposed of improperly and a mere 20 percent are recycled. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, Linda Wegrzyn, talks about e-scrap in Missouri and the U.S., how to prevent heavy metals and other toxic electronics materials from polluting our environment, and the Missouri Computer Equipment Collection and Recovery Act which goes into effect in July 2010.

OASIS St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376-2865

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Friday, March 19, 2010
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10:00 AM-12:01 PM
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