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What Happens To Our Old Technology?

Americans produce the most e-waste annually, throwing away 9.4 million tonnes. Only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled

We live in such a throwaway society, how many of us actually knows what happens with our old items, especially our old technology? There is always something new coming out, the next big thing or the next must have piece of Technology. In fact there have been many items which were once popular but are now considered defunct. There is a great infographic here, which reviews some of our old favourite technology.

E-waste is any electronic waste that is no longer wanted or is now obsolete,
Americans produce the most e-waste annually, throwing away 9.4 million tonnes.
Only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled.

The United Nations states that 20-50 million metric tons of e-waste is discarded every year.


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