Recycling Electronic Waste
Electronics need to be recycled. Did you know that only 12.5-29.2 percent of e-waste is currently recycled? E-waste takes up only 2 percent of America’s landfills, but accounts for over 70 percent of overall toxic waste. All over the world countries are getting our non- recycled electronic waste via oceans and wind. Identity thieves can steal your identity, which creates chaos for you, if you don’t recycle your e-waste. Recycling e-waste is astonishingly beneficial.
Third world countries receive huge quantities of our e-waste right now. Over 140 million cell phones are thrown away per year, usually into landfills or the ocean, that can later land on the coasts of countries. This is especially harmful in third world countries. When they decide to extract valuable minerals from the e-waste, the unsafe methods lead to leaking, which will leak into the water supply, poison it, and the people of this third world country will become poisoned. Sadly, most third world countries are “not aware, or are incapable of addressing, the environmental issues caused by dumped e-waste.” according to https://turtlewings.com/press_releases/top-10-reasons-to-recycle-electronics. This is a big problem, because to reduce the amount of e-waste, they burn it, which creates air pollution. Recycling electronic waste is the safest choice.