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[May 18, 2012]
Rep. Green to host Electronic Waste Collection Drive
May 18, 2012 (Congressional Documents and Publications/ContentWorks via COMTEX) -- Houston - Congressman Green and Houston City Councilman Ed Gonzalez have teamed up to encourage recycling and keeping jobs at home by supporting our domestic recyclers. A collection drive of unwanted electronic products ("e-waste") will be held this Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Houston Community College Northline campus' parking lot, located at 8001 Fulton, in Houston, 77022.
Old or unwanted electronics will be accepted, including items like computers, TV's, DVD players, cell phones, fax machines, and microwaves. In addition, car batteries, oil, paint, and anti-freeze will also be collected at the event.
"Electronic waste is a fast-growing waste stream in the United States, and it can pose a serious problem because most electronics have toxic chemicals that can cause environmental and health concerns when they're not properly recycled," said Rep. Green.
Earlier this session, Congressman Green introduced H.R. 2284, "The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act," in response to growing concerns about improper recycling practices of discarded consumer electronic products. The bill would prohibit the exportation of some electronics whose improper disposal may create environmental, health, or national security risks.
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