31 Aug '13, 11pm

Talkin’ Trash About Your Old Cell Phone?

Talkin’ Trash About Your Old Cell Phone?

Talkin’ Trash About Your Old Cell Phone? Just when you thought that plastics are the only problem-causing product on Earth and our health, electronic wastes then come to the picture. E-waste is the collective term for technology gadgets that are deemed broken, damaged, and useless. Not having the knowledge on how to properly dispose this waste can create an unsightly spot, adverse effects to our health, and harmful impact to the environment. Reports show that the US had disposed at least 384,000,000 units of e-gadgets last 2010 and 19% of it was recycled. Meanwhile, it increased to 3.41 million tons of e-wastes in 2011 with about 24.9% of it recycled. The figures alone already tell us to think twice before finally deciding to junk that old model of Apple phone or Samsung TV. But did you know that it’s not the number of tons or devices that we should be too concerned about?...

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