The Growing E-Waste Epidemic (Infographic) Have you ever thought about how much E-Waste we accumulate? Let’s take a closer look at how much E-waste the United States produced in just one year! E-Waste.
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[Description of E-Waste] General description of E-Waste that helps us understand how E-Waste is generated, what happens to it etc. Brief note at the end regarding what happens to E-Waste once it gets to China.
Why is e-waste valuable? Computers, microwaves, video cameras – anything that runs on electricity and contains memory chips also contains metals and elements like gold, lead, mercury, iron and cadmium. They also have plastic (the outer casing), glass and fiberglass (the monitor). A major percentage of electronic waste contains plastic, glass and metals, which can (and should) be easily extracted. All of these individual parts can be separated from the unusable elements and refined to…