Can An Ex Smartphone Kill You?

What do you do once your smartphone loses its luster? If you are like most consumers, you probably buy a new model and discard the old one in the trash. But have you ever asked yourself where it ends up after that? Unfortunately, the route of the common gadget is less than glamorous after it is thrown away. Like most ex-smartphones, yours might also be dumped in a massive landfill somewhere in the world. Over 130 million cell phones are discarded in the United States every ...

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Route Of The Common Gadget

Replacing your old phone with the latest model feels great. But have you ever wondered what will happen to your old gadget once you discard it? It becomes e-waste. Sadly, most consumers are unaware of the impact e-waste has on the planet. As a result, we end up adding to the problem without knowing it. If we are to curb this problem, raising awareness about e-waste is essential. You can start your mission by finding out how e-waste is usually processed and what you can ...

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Raising Awareness About E-Waste – What To Do

WEEE or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment are growing at an alarming rate. As a result, global e-waste dumping has also become a cause for concern. Why? EEEs are made from several components most of which are hazardous especially if they are not disposed of safely; and most of them are not. Improper recycling and disposal processes do little to curb the problem and instead, worsen conditions on a global scale. The environmental impact of careless disposal plays havoc in the environment in countries like ...

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Global E-Waste Dumping – A Worrying Trend

E-waste is a concerning issue in almost every part of the globe. It is also growing at an exponential rate due to the introduction of low priced electrical devices. How is electronic waste disposal handled? A post in ‘theguardian’ quotes the United Nation which claims that most electronic waste is dumped in developing countries and often illegally. The waste is often processed manually under extremely toxic conditions. What are the global implications of irresponsible dumping of electronic waste on the developing world? This post discusses ...

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