Visualizing the Growing E-Waste Epidemic

We’ve written before about the growing problem of e-waste (electronic waste), which threatens to pollute our soil and water with toxic materials (we even have a handy quiz about e-waste). Fortunately, electronics manufacturers, recyclers, and governments are increasingly taking notice, and are taking steps to reduce and mitigate the problems.

At the same time, the march of technology is accelerating faster than ever, as computers continue to fall in price and make their way into an ever growing range of products, from appliances to cars and much more. As more people around the world buy cell phones, the number of castoffs increases.

To responsibly recycle your used electronics, check out Earth911.com, or give the friendly folks at Server Monkey a call at 713.430.2182.

Check out this cool infographic on e-waste from Server Monkey:

The Growing E-Waste Epidemic [Infographic]
Infographic via: ServerMonkey.com, the Industry Leader for Refurbished Servers

 

Brian Clark Howard is a writer and editor with NationalGeographic.com. He was formerly an editor at The Daily Green and E/The Environmental Magazine and has contributed to many publications, including TheAtlantic.com, FastCompany.com, MailOnline.com, PopularMechanics.com, Yahoo!, MSN and elsewhere. His latest book, with Kevin Shea, is Build Your Own Small Wind Power System.

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