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E waste2.5


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PPT about E-Waste being sent to Ghana

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E waste2.5

  1. 1. Watch this clip from Wall-E and guess what todays lesson is about Heres a clue.. Its all about being “Unsustainable”
  2. 2. So… What was Wall-E’s Environment made of? <ul><li>How many of you here own a mobile phone? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you have owned more than one mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>And… What did you do with the old phone? </li></ul>
  3. 3. LO: To learn about our unsustainable use of Electronics <ul><li>Remember Sustainability means using resources now sensibly so future generations have enough to use. </li></ul><ul><li>On the next task I will show you a Slide for 10 seconds. You then have to copy as much information as you can see down. </li></ul><ul><li>I will repeat it several times </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do you think is in a mobile?
  5. 5. What do you think is in a mobile? Aluminium 20% Cobalt 4% Copper 15% Gold 1% Lead 1% Silver 1% Platinum 1% Nickel 5% Glass 5-10% Plastics 25%
  6. 6. What do we do when we are finished with a mobile phone? <ul><li>Phones are designed to last 2-3 years… </li></ul><ul><li>They are “Designed for the Bin” </li></ul><ul><li>So what options are there when we upgrade to the next iPhone or Blackberry.. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe this company can help???? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Why do you think Mazuma wants your old phones? <ul><li>They buy them, then remove the expensive metals and sell them on… </li></ul><ul><li>That’ s how they make their money… </li></ul><ul><li>However this process can end up being done in poor countries by untrained and unprotected workers… </li></ul>
  8. 9. E-Waste in Ghana
  9. 10. These toxins can do severe damage <ul><li>To the environment by getting into rivers and then our water supply </li></ul><ul><li>Also being breathed in by the workers causing terminal illnesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people involved in this industry wont live past 40 </li></ul>
  10. 11. I personally think the people who make the electronics should help! <ul><li>I want you to spend 10mins writing a short E-Mail to the owners of Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry or any other technology industry you can think of. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the problem with disposing of the electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Then give a suggestion on how it could be fixed </li></ul>
  11. 12. You Could Start Like this.. I am writing to you to explain my shock after learning about what happens to your products when they are thrown away. In Ghana…..
  12. 13. To sum up… <ul><li>The bottom on the A4 sheet has a stickman on… </li></ul><ul><li>In the face, put a  if you think you achieved the LO, or a  if you didn't. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the LO was To learn about our unsustainable use of Electronics. </li></ul><ul><li>The arms represent a Plus Sign (+). On the arms write something that you learnt today </li></ul><ul><li>On the legs which represent a Greater Than sign ( )add something you would like to look at in more detail. </li></ul>