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E-Waste

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Frank Penner

on 29 April 2013

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Transcript of E-Waste

What is "E-Waste" Bibliography http://www.step-initiative.org/index.php/Initiative_WhatIsEwaste.html E-waste is a term used to
cover almost all types of electrical and electronic equipment that has or
could enter the waste stream. Is there any hope?! Here are some solutions! http://www.greenpeace.org Where does it end up? http://www.google.com/images Africa Asia E-Waste It's eating away at this place we call home, one "bite" at a time The main places that E-Waste ends up are in countries within Africa & Asia.
Developed countries ship out the majority of their leftover electronics to developing countries, usually without any type of permission
Many poor people in developing countries see this as a way for them to gain income by finding decent functioning electronics and selling them
China is one of the major areas where E-Waste ends up E-Waste It's an unending problem It can be fixed!!! It hurts human's health http://www.iop.org/news/11/may/page_51103.html Since they don't have a good recycling process, it is very easy for the human body so inhale toxins
Burning these electronics can lead to to cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer.
Some other health effects are: liver damage, kidney damage, heart damage, eye and throat irritation http://ewasteproject.blogspot.ca/ Solutions •Support companies that make clean products.
•Before buying, think twice about whether you really need a new device.
•Return your equipment to the manufacturer when you have finished with it.
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