|Content of slogan editorial:||The last 20 years a new type of waste - electronic waste - has emerged as a byproduct of the high tech boom.
Now e-waste represents the biggest and fastest growing manufacturing waste in the world.
This large heap of e-waste may exist of, for example: televisions, video recorders, audio devices, mp3-players, computers, printers, LCD-screens, mobile phones, navigation systems, circuit boards, transistors and chips.
This electronic garbage may contain poisonous flame retardant resin, or heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium.
Nowadays, e-waste already includes 5% of the daily urban detritus worldwide. Yearly, more than 30 million tons are produced and dumped somewhere on this planet. |
Many prosperous country ships their obsolete products to Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa for recycling purposes.
But instead of being “green” we are exporting a sack full of problems to people who have to choose between poverty or poison.
Also, nature will get polluted by toxic and are non-biodegradable material.
Flora and fauna of land and sea will accumulate heavy metals and other toxic waste.
Is this the future we want?
If you are not concerned about the wellbeing of spoilt, over cultivated people in modern countries, at least save nature from chemical suffocation, please.
© STHOPD 2008