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Does using CD-ROM pollute environment?

My question is if using and throwing out CD-ROMs would pollute environment?

What would the best way for throwing out CD-ROMs?
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miyahira
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speed_54Commented:
yes. more info here:
http://www.cdrecyclingcenter.com/
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nickg5Commented:
miyahira:
It seems you are interested to know how CD-roms and even DVD-roms can pollute the environment.

A CD-rom uses various materials that are non-renewable, such as aluminium, polycarbonate, petroleum dyes, among others.
The life time of these devices create large quantities of unwanted CD-roms that either end up in landfills or incinerated.
Burning them releases harmful dioxins into the atmosphere.
Some of the materials have the ability to be recycled but the process is expensive.
http://mosaic.cnfolio.com/M528Coursework2009C111

This article explains why recycling is difficult and expensive.
http://www.its-annoying.com/its-annoying-recycling-cdroms/

I hope these articles have helped you understand the threats to the enviromment as well as the difficulties in how to resolve the problem.
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nickg5Commented:
Good luck with your recycling. It's a problem that the tech industry has created in a way.
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