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Trash Inc.: The Secret Life of Garbage

Quiz: QUIZ: E-cycling

When people think about recycling, they usually think about aluminum cans, newspapers and cardboard boxes. However, another kind of product that gets much less attention but is no less important to recycle is consumer electronics. The average consumer will replace a computer or an iPod several times as the technology improves, but the old one contains too many precious metals and hazardous materials to just toss it in the dumpster. This is why the recycling of electronics, or "E-cycling," has become the newest front in our war against waste.

How much do you know about recycling electronics? Take our E-cycling quiz and find out.

Posted 28 September 2010