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The Growing Problem of Electronic Waste By: Warren S. Metoyer
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Facts About E-Waste In the US, 350, 000 cell phones and 130,000 computers daily In the US 300 – 400 million e- waste items, yearly, only 20% recycled 20 – 50 million tons generated each year worldwide 60% shipped to China, India, and Africa
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Common Hazardous Substances Lead – affects the the kidneys, nervous system, especially in the young Cadmium – affects kidneys, lungs Mercury – affects brain, liver Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – respiratory problems
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E-waste Landscapes
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Unformatted text preview: Guinyu, China (City of waste) 2400 times acceptable levels of lead in local river Six times the rate of miscarriages Leading in Cancerous toxins worldwide E-Waste Route Map Ethics Analysis Utilitarianism • Provides income source for poor workers • Relieves burden from source country Social Contract • Violates • Free Rider • Poor compensation What Can We Do? Recycle Your E-waste, Responsibly BEST BUY HOME DEPOT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND BE INFORMED ABOUT YOUR FOOTPRINT...
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