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Recycling e-Waste


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Created by YouNet Company | March 16, 2015
Version 2 | April 13, 2015
Cost: | Feasibility: Easy | Reproducible: No

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High-tech may have a clean image

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High-tech may have a clean image — all smooth-edged iPhones and liquid crystal displays — but the elements that go into mobile phones, computers and TVs can be polluting to the environment and dangerous to human health if incorrectly disposed of. And that's exactly what happens in parts of the developing world, where the poor take apart your phone with little protection, exposing themselves to mercury, lead, cadmium and other dangerous metals so that they can get to the gold, copper and other valuable materials within. So-called e-waste is the fastest growing part of the solid waste stream, and some 20 to 50 million metric tons of it are thrown out every year.

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    • April 13, 2015
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    YouNet Company has published idea.
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