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Technology / E-Waste #889899

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) A thin, environmentally friendly TV from Sony that was displayed at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas shown.

(San Francisco: Daniel Sieberg) The waste from electronics that are thrown out featured; scenes shown of discarded gadgets, which often contain toxic metals, and the skull made of old computer parts at the Alameda County Computer Resource Center; statistics on “e-waste” cited; map shown of states with laws requiring manufacturers of electronics to recycle them. [Alameda County Computer Resource Center James BURGETT†- explains what he does with recycled computers.] [Electronics Takeback Coalition Barbara KYLE†- says it’s a global problem.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Sieberg, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:40

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