States tackle increase in electronics waste

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Computers and television sets didn’t exactly flying off the shelves this holiday season. But those who were lucky enough to receive such a gift have to figure out how to get rid of their old stuff.

Each year millions of discarded and obsolete computers and TV sets wind up being stored in attics and closets. But the state of Maine has developed what’s considered to be one of the most progressive electronic recycling programs in the country.

As part of a collaboration with northeast stations, Susan Sharon from Maine Public Radio reports that other states in the region are taking notice.

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

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