How To Solve The E-Waste Problem

The E-Waste Problem

By now, just about everyone is familiar with the “unboxing” video, that video posted to social media of someone excitedly opening up a new piece of tech and marveling at how it works. What you won’t see, however, is the video where someone takes the old tech that’s being replaced by the shiny new model and throws it in the trash. Disposing of old electronics doesn’t get the same attention the unwrapping of new technology gets, but it deserves that much attention and more because of how important it is for the environment.

Unwanted electronics, or e-waste, is a growing concern around the world because of the severe consequences associated with its disposal. Because of the harsh chemicals used in their manufacture, electronics can cause pollution of groundwater and soil if thrown into landfills. The majority of e-waste ends up in developing countries, where they are broken down into their valuable raw materials using methods that are extremely hazardous. This creates significant levels of pollution in the process. Even though e-waste is a serious problem, there are plenty of ways we can work to reduce it. The following guide from Digital Doc Repair, illustrates just how serious a problem e-waste is, as well as some simple steps you can take to make it better.

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