26 May '11, 7pm

Recycling E-Waste Harms Developing Countries:

Recycling E-Waste Harms Developing Countries:

Americans throw out three million tons of electronic waste each year. Old computers, televisions with cathode ray tubes, cell phones, and MP3 players often contain heavy metals like lead and mercury, which pose a problem to soil, groundwater, and ultimately human health once discarded. Many states are starting to pass laws designed to keep these products out of landfills, and thus groundwater and the air. The laws are also intended to pave a smooth transition for 2015, when it becomes illegal nationwide to toss electronics to the landfill. Effective April 1, New York passed a law requiring electronics manufacturers to provide free and convenient electronics recycling; 23 other states [PDF ] have some law on e-waste already. Planned obsolescence is a major culprit in the mass of e-waste being generated. The fact is, electronics are designed for the dump: They have a short l...

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