How Much We Toss: E-Waste on the Rise {Infographic}

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It can’t be ignored…let’s tackle the e-waste problem!

Last year, the world produced nearly 54 million tons of electrical and electronic products, but only a fraction of it was reused, refurbished, or recycled. With a relatively short lifecycle, e-waste now litters dump sites all over the world, exposing humans and the environment to toxic materials.

Listen to this Green Divas myEARTH360 Report podcast about the e-waste dilemma and responsible disposal…

Some eco-conscious offices use industrial desks made mostly from recycled materials, while a number of homeowners have turned to reclaimed barnwood to create sustainable desks and entertainment centers. However, despite any sustainable intentions, there’s no stopping the constant influx of new and improved technology. In a world where a single year renders a cellphone obsolete, electronic waste is a big and growing problem.

Before you dump your smartphone in favor of the newest model, take a look at the infographic below for more facts and figures about e-waste and how to properly dispose of your electronics. Then scroll down for a meditation to help take a time out from your electronics!

ewaste infographic

Bonus:

Then take a listen to this Green Divas Health & Beauty podcast for a tech timeout if you need a break from electronics...

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~Asst. Ed. Green Diva Christine | Infographic via CustomMade

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1 Comment

  1. JuanitaWest@yopmail.com'
    Juanita West December 7, 2015 at 8:39 am -  Reply

    E-waste is a big problem . I suppose it will be bigger next years. All electronics has a little short lifetime. Thank you for sharing this infographic. Thank you for paying attention to this issue. Best regards!

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