And finally Electronic Waste is Done….Woot

Welcome to our third show on Community Science Radio.

On this episode we explore the ever growing issue with electronic waste. Listen as we attempt to make sense of this complicated issue while also conducting our own undercover stakeout.

This was probably the hardest show we’ve put together so far. We could probably do a handful of shows on this topic due to issues and complexities surrounding it.

What is Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is the ever growing issue with waste in regards to electronic gadgets and equipment. Every year, every month new products/electronics are released making older electronics obsolete which then becomes waste. Our consumer nature and need for the newest electronic device has caused an electronic explosion.

Why should we care

Electronic waste contains toxic substances that can cause numerous health concerns that can’t easily be recycled or broken down. Much of our electronic waste ends up in landfills overseas.

People can take responsibility by taking their electronics to places that dispose of electronics properly and ensure that old technologies will not poison the global ecosystem. Places like e-steward recyclers are a good place to start.

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