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Thomas Arnold
Thomas Arnold Campaign leader

This article is good because it tells you the health issues towards people for the chemicals from e-waste.

Health and Environmental Affects of Ewaste | 1800Ewaste

Our electronic waste is filled with a veritable cocktail of toxic materials. Unfortunately when this ewaste is not recycled and simply thrown out with the garbage, ultimately ending up in landfill, it means both human health and the environment are at risk. A report by Environment Victoria and Total Environment Centre Inc entitled “Tipping…Read More
Thomas Arnold
Thomas Arnold Campaign leader

This is a good article because it has more detailed facts and numbers about the effects of e-waste

The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste

(April 2013) Roughly 40 million metric tons of electronic waste (e-waste) are produced globally each year, and about 13 percent of that weight is recycled mostly in developing countries. About 9 million tons of this waste—discarded televisions, computers, cellphones, and other electronics—are produced by the European Union, according to the United…Read More
Thomas Arnold
Thomas Arnold Campaign leader

I chose this article because it has lots of good information and facts to help people understand what e-waste consist of.

Electronic waste - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or electronic-disposal, waste electrical, and electronic equipment (WEEE) describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. There is a lack of consensus as to whether the term should apply to resale, reuse, and refurbishing industries, or only to a product that cannot be used for its intended purpose.…Read More
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