Monday, February 29, 2016

Statistics in Waste



Once in our lives, whether it was us or someone we know, have thrown away an electronic. From cell phones to television, printers to game consoles, we end up throwing them away without a second guess if to donate it or recycle. In an article I have read, in 2011 “the world tosses 20-50 million metric tons of electronics, recycling only 10% to 18%.” It’s becoming an issue and it is one of the fastest growing waste while others are decreasing. This article gives statistics in infographic to not break down the numbers but gives examples as well that affects not only the land but to our bodies as well as majority of our electronics carry copper, tin, and iron. It also tells where it ends up and what we as a community can do to decrease the waste.

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/crazy-e-waste-statistics-explored-in-infographic.html

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