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Event disposes of electronic junk

<p>David Muir and Karen Schucher got rid of "15 years of electronic junk" yesterday, content in the knowledge it would be recycled or at least disposed of safely.</p>




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Hugo Miranda drops off an old computer monitor yesterday during an event to decrease the amount of computer and electronic products that end up in landfill sites.



David Muir and Karen Schucher got rid of "15 years of electronic junk" yesterday, content in the knowledge it would be recycled or at least disposed of safely.



They were among scores of west-end Toronto residents who took advantage of the "Inorganic market," a first-time community event organized by social activists and entrepreneurs seeking to decrease the amount of computer and electronic products that routinely end up in landfills.



Rhyming off a dizzyingly long list of modems, routers, cables, monitors and other electronic gadgetry, Muir said without a family vehicle, getting them to a place where they could be recycled or disposed of safely is a real headache.



"We need a greater ability to recycle this stuff, which is really bad for landfills," Muir said.



 
 
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