Why is E-waste harmful?• E-waste contains dangerous chemicals such as: • Cadmium • Beryllium • Mercury • Lead
What happens to our e-waste• These materials have a high chance of polluting our air and possibly getting into our water systems causing kidney and brain damage.• Most e-waste is shipped over seas and dumped illegally.• Devices get abandoned in a huge pits or often burned.
Statistics• Only 13% of electronic waste is disposed and recycled properly.• According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an estimated 30 to 40 million PCs will be ready for "end- of-life management" in each of the next few years• About 25 million TVs are taken out of service yearly.• According to the UN Environment Programme, the worldwide total for e-waste could be 50 million tons per year.• Electronics already makes up 1% of the municipal solid waste stream.
Properly recycle your e-waste!• Go to a proper e-waste recycler• Go to civic institutions• Donate electronics
Make sure when you get new electronicdevices that you are properly recycling your old ones!• Here are a few places that will recycle your e-waste in Cleveland, Ohio:• 1261 Hudson Gate Drive Hudson (330) 650-0274• 596 Flora Avenue Akron (330) 524-5644• 7600 Olde Eight Road Hudson (330) 650-0274