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Texas Recycles 24M Pounds Of Computer Items

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A smashed computer sitting on a desk. (credit: Getty Images/Indranil Mukherjee/AFP)

A smashed computer sitting on a desk. (credit: Getty Images/Indranil Mukherjee/AFP)

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AUSTIN (AP) – Twice as much trash is a good thing for Texas.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Thursday announced the state’s recycling and reuse program, in its second year, generated more than 24 million pounds of computer equipment. That’s twice the amount of computer items recycled in the initial year of the project.

TCEQ says the program requires computer manufacturers that sell items in Texas to offer consumers convenient, free recycling for their brands of equipment.

TCEQ says 78 manufacturers representing 123 brands took part.

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