• Submitted By: amarav
  • Date Submitted: 11/19/2013 10:50 AM
  • Category: English
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It is my interest in new technology that brought me to this essay topic. New Technology inventions have been lately very frequent. We have different type of devices for each category. Everyday thousand of electronics devices are made in developing countries; however most of us seem to forget about what happen to these electronic devices when they get spoilt or when a user throws it away. Most of us ignore that these technology we uses harm to our planet and also other innocent people in certain areas of the world. Poor countries are the one who suffer the most in this case because the only recycling way they can afford is burning these electronic appliances that have a very big impact on their country. Unfortunately when burnt these appliances release toxic chemicals that are harmful to the community leaving that area. It is very important for people to stop the risks they are putting the Earth on and the consequences of their acts.

“E-Waste for short - or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. It includes computers, consumer electronics, fridges etc. which have been disposed of by their original users.” Other examples of waste electrical (unnecessary electronics waste devices) would be mobile phones, televisions, computers, refrigerators, monitors, and printers etc.… electronics that are made with toxic materials like, lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium. The plastics also contain highly brominates flame-retardants. e-waste is more present in developing countries because those countries have big companies and all those companies in our days uses computer devices for their work (make work go faster, less money spent by the companies on workers and many problem solved by the use of the computer) and they are most likely to renovate their equipment after three or four years of time. The problem comes when these companies think of what to...

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