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11/8/2010 ARLINGTON, Va— As the holiday season approaches, the Aluminum Association says choosing green electronics is a win for both consumers and the environment.

With the growth of “e-waste,” the issue is a significant one. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 80 percent of the country’s electronic waste is landfilled, while only 18 percent is recycled. The landfilled e-waste in the United States can be interpreted into millions of tons of crude oil and other precious and non-renewable natural resource uses, hundreds of millions of tons of fresh water consumption, and billions of tons of wastes and emissions. A significant amount of landfill volume is from plastic cases of electronic products, which include many desktop and laptop computers.

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