Teaching Your Students About Proper e-Waste Disposal

E-wasteDo you have any idea how much electronic waste is littering refuse dumps or being shipped overseas where it is often stripped apart by people who are seriously risking their health and polluting their surrounding environment?

A cell phone that is brand new and useful today to the average student may seem old, outdated and useless tomorrow. With the continuously expanding market of mobile devices and computers, it seems as if most students (and the rest of us) are eager to get rid of the old gadgets once they have purchased upgrades. Unfortunately, most of them don’t know how to properly dispose of these unwanted electronics – a common problem that is experienced by millions of people around the world.

Every year within the United States alone, there are over 20 million televisions and 100 million cell phones that are thrown directly in the trash…

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