Japanese City Finds Treasure in Recycling Unwanted Electronics

Japanese City Finds Treasure in Recycling Unwanted Electronics

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cell-phone-lost.jpgAfter 11 months of collecting discarded handheld electronics, one small city in Japan has reduced its trash burden and found a source of income from waste that would have otherwise cost significant money to dispose. After the success of the pilot project, Japan has allotted 75 million yen ($832,000) to support other recycling projects throughout the country. Tokyo has set up 20 boxes to collect old and discarded cell phones and other parts of the country are getting on board as well. (Greener Computing has the story)

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