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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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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One Step Greener: Lego Reconsidering its Production Material

The renowned toy company, Lego is committed to go green as it recently expressed its intent to invest a mammoth amount of $150 million in a project to develop new sustainable materials that will be used in its production process. The iconic building blocks by Lego are made up of plastic; realizing the damage that this material cause, the brand now wants to opt for an alternative. The organization also showed its plans to bring forth and promote environment-friendly packaging. There are scores of organizations ...

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How E-Waste Recycling Secures National Defense Interests

If someone says that electronic waste recycling can benefit our national defense system, would you be surprised? You must be! But guess what? It definitely can! Electronic recycling goes beyond just the environment and has all the potential to protect the U.S defense system from the grave risks posed by failure-prone counterfeit E-parts. The counterfeit parts have permeated the defense supply chain of U.S, so building up the e-waste recycling program might rein in counterfeit electronic parts. How E-Waste Encourages Counterfeiting Products? It is no surprise that E-waste ...

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