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Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Title Date Lead-Free Essay The electronics industry, as well as other respective organizations, has been striving to abandon lead in electronic products. For decades, lead has been applied in electronic components such as the printed writing boards, Radios, and televisions. However, due to its adverse effects, various initiatives have opted alternative means. An example of such a directive is the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Decree (RoHS), which involves recovery targets, recycling, and collection of lead products. Eventually, the initiative has been successful and it is associated with various outcomes such as social justice in the U.S. Disposed consumer electronics constitute a large portion of toxic wastes. According to an Environmental Agency in the U.S, the citizens alone discard about 500, 000electronic devices daily (Anderson). Although this waste is supposed to be recycled, the responsible individuals ignore the task and ship the waste to the developing nations, which burden the watersheds and specific cities causing public health problems, as well as social calamities. Additionally, most recycling regulations are ineffective. A U.S survey of about 3000 citizens indicated that most individuals are unsatisfied with the electronic waste regulatory laws (Anderson). Saphores, a
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