The Dark Side of the Digital Age: E-Waste

  • 2015•04•27     The Huffington Post

    An excerpt from the article by Mary Kay:

    E-Waste (electronic waste) is the term used to describe the rapidly growing stream of waste from discarded electronics and appliances. These items include anything from computers, TVs and phones to washing machines and refrigerators to everything else in between. Most of these electronics or appliances are often not trash, but simply outdated and traded up for the latest version on the market.

    According to the most recent report released by the United Nations University (UNU) on the matter, findings show that globally we produced 41.8 million tonnes of e-waste in 2014. Even more startling — it is believed that less than one-sixth is properly recycled or reused.