INFORMATIONEach Year..• The USA discards 30 million computers.• 100 million mobile phones are disposed in Europe.
RECYCLINGRecycling is the process of basically turning used materials (e-waste) into new products whichis very environmental friendly. Recyclable materials include many kinds ofglass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics.It, in a way, also saves energy and money.
RECYCLING-ACCEPTABLEITEMSNot all the electronics can be recycled, some could give out health hazards and reactionsunknown.Here’s a short list of acceptable items:Batteries (Rechargeable, Single use)-Cellphones ,PDAs ,Pagers-Computers and related (Monitor, software disks, CPU)-Printers/ Scanners/ Fax Machines-Televisions-VCRs, DVDs
PROBLEMS-Approximately 50 million tons of E-Waste produced every year, and only 15-20% of the50 million tons could be recycled before more E-Waste are produced.
SOLUTIONS-Sponsor/Donate/Support-Recycle-Government Regulation -Fewer toxic materials and pollution -Minimum life span. -Ease of recycling -Information Requirements -Take-back, refund -Compulsory
CHARTSThis is a graph of a survey with only one simple question, the question was “Reason forrecycling”. Reason for recycling Because it will be recycled. I need the space. I know its not right to dump in the landfill. It is free. I dont know where else to take it. 11% 33% 11% 19% 26%
CHARTSThis survey has recycling preferences. The question was “How do you prefer to recycle youre-waste?” How do you prefer to recycle your E-Waste? Collection Events. Take it to a recycling centre. Take to local charity for reuse. Take to a computer retailer. Ship back to manufacturer. 4% 3% 9% 26% 58%
REFERENCES• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw3ZNTqoz0I • Largest video sharing website.• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste• http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/toxics/hi-tech-highly-toxic/e-waste/ • Good info.• http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-e-waste • 11 good facts.• http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/waste/e-waste-survey-2009/html/page7.html• Good useful graphs.