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Fair Trade Recycling Of E-Waste

04/15/13 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm

AP/Danny Johnson
Where does your old computer go when you're done with it?
When you inevitably decide to upgrade your computer or television, the next question is what to do with the old ones. It's got to go somewhere and, ideally, it won't wind up in a landfill here or abroad. That's what has given rise to the idea of fair trade recycling.

A summit on the subject is being held at Middlebury College on Tuesday. We hear from Good Point Recycling CEO Robin Ingenthron and author and writer Adam Minter discuss how e-waste is being re-routed and where it's being put to use.

Post your questions or comments about fair trade recycling here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program, the state has released its third Irene Recovery status report. Much of the work of recovery has been completed. Ben Rose, the recovery and mitigation section chief for the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, provides an update on where projects and funding now stand.

Plus, VPR's Kirk Carapezza gives us a look at the week ahead in the State Legislature.


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