Electronic Waste Disposal: A Review


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Electronic Waste Disposal: A Review
As Giles Slade says in his book, Made To Break, “History reserves a privileged place for those societies that built things to last-forever, if possible. What place will it hold for a society addicted to consumption-a whole culture made to break?” (Slade). This is a critical issue in our world today, because so many products are made with many toxic ingredients and not meant for a lifetime of use. E Waste, or Electronic Waste, is the formal classification of waste that Slade describes. According to the California Department of Toxic Substances control,“E-waste” refers to any unwanted electronic divide or Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) and is classified as universal waste. “E-waste frequently contains hazardous...
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.....is happen. Policies within governments have to make electronic waste disposal a larger priority if we hope to keep this planet safe.
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