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What is E-Waste and what we can do about it.

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E waste

  1. 1.  E-Waste stands for electronic waste ◦ Discarded electronic devices  Cellphones, computers, electronics
  2. 2.  Fastest growing solid waste ◦ Developed cities sell E-Waste to developing countries to dispose  China, India, and Africa ◦ Asia discards 12 million tonnes of E-waste per year  E-Waste is often exporter to other countries ◦ They usually burn the waste  Producing harmful chemicals that deteriorate the environment
  3. 3.  Trashing E-Waste ◦ E-Waste sits in landfills  Not biodegradable  Burning E-Waste ◦ Pollutes the air  Arsenic, Barium, CFCs, Lead, Mercury, Selenium, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Chromium is relapsed  Leads to Heart Disease
  4. 4.  Recycling ◦ Many Recycling depots take in electronics ◦ Some private business take E-Waste  Donate ◦ E-Waste can be donated ◦ Thrift Shops ◦ Businesses
  5. 5.  A place to donate E-Waste ◦ Free Geek takes in old electronics  From computers to fax machines, all sorts of electronics ◦ They take apart the computer and salvage what they can ◦ Salvaged parts are then used to build a computer  Which is sold or donated ◦ All other parts are given to a recycler that is certified to recycle it properly
  6. 6.  A place to volunteer ◦ Free Geek takes many volunteers  To help receive, build, evaluation, and sell refurbished computers ◦ Volunteers get benefits  A free computer after 24 hours of volunteer service  40% discount off their thrift store
  7. 7.  Donate E-Waste instead of trashing it  Recycle E-Waste  Donate E-Waste ◦ Free Geek ◦ Return it depot  Volunteer at facilities that deal with E-Waste ◦ Free Geek  Pass around this Power point!
  8. 8.  Volunteered at Free Geek ◦ Worked at taking apart E-Waste  Posted Posters about E-Waste around my community  E-Mailed mayor Gregor Robertson on his view about E-Waste ◦ Waiting for a reply

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