Ontario: "Recycled Computers, Televisions Still Ending up in Dumps"

"Ontario’s high-profile electronic waste disposal program is failing to recycle millions of computers and televisions it promised to keep out of landfill.

In its first year, the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) — a private agency created by provincial regulation — gathered only a third of the 42,000 tonnes of toxin-laced equipment it was originally supposed to collect, according to reports obtained by the Star.

Environment Minister John Gerretsen wants to know why. "

Moira Welsh reports for the Toronto Star May 9, 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010