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Meghan Smith November 20, 2017 Homework #8 2) A. The information in the video is drastically different from my idea of E-waste when I was doing part one. However, I did think a potential downside would be that it could be easily exploited and this video proved that. This video made me realize that there is a big issue with the E-waste recycling industry. My initial thoughts led me to believe that E-waste recycling is a very good idea because of its environmental impact and other benefits I pointed out in part 1 a. However, with what is actually taking place, many of the benefits I pointed out are not happening. B. I believe that E-waste recycling has the potential to be good; however, current implementation is all wrong and needs to be reformed. In the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics, in the Fundamental Canons section, E-waste recycling (as seen in the video) is breaking parts 5 and 6. These two state that deceptive acts should be avoided and that they should conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession. In the case of shipping E-waste for secondhand use in Nigeria, these are both violated. Also, broken by this scenario would be in
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