31 May '11, 2pm

How 2 solve the problem of e-waste - read @Computer_Aid's solution in @the_ecologist #ewaste #environment #electronics

How 2 solve the problem of e-waste - read @Computer_Aid's solution in @the_ecologist #ewaste #environment #electronics

Sham traders are pretending to be legitimate reuse and recycling organisations and enticing unsuspecting businesses and local authorities to use them for the disposal of their electrical equipment. At the ports, these traders falsely claim their consignments consist of reusable equipment destined for productive reuse in developing countries, when in fact the contents of their shipments consist of extremely hazardous e-waste. This toxic trade is driven by the motive of profit, but the actual cost is borne by the environment and the people who disassemble the equipment. Electronics contain a wealth of valuable resources, including gold, silver and platinum as well as many hazardous substances, such as mercury, lead and arsenic. Since electronic waste is toxic, it must be treated extremely carefully when recovering the valuable resources within, so as to avoid significant hea...

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