27 Dec '11, 6am

Where Is Your Old Cell Phone? Stop Global E-Waste Dumping | Care2 Causes

Where Is Your Old Cell Phone? Stop Global E-Waste Dumping | Care2 Causes

Were you one of the millions of American’s to get an upgrade to one of your electronic devices this holiday season? You know you are not alone, of course. According to the Electronics Take Back Coalition , consumers in the United States will replace approximately 400 million consumer gadgets this year. Take Action: Stop global toxic dumping! Make it illegal to send toxic e-waste to developing nations. Tiny Fraction of Obsolete Electronics Are Recycled Do you have any idea what happens to all the old cell phones, laptops, vcr players and other obsolete electronics we discard every year? Approximately 14 percent of those devices will be “recycled,” but e-waste recycling in the United States usually means exporting electronics to developing countries and what actually happens to the materials and the workers at recycling facilities is poorly regulated and sometimes completely...

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