YRE Winner – Article 15-18yrs: From iWant to E-waste, the Footprint of our Digital Age

submitted by G. F. Abela Junior College : Nicholas Zammit  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Google Blog, other
Proof of dissemination: Click to view
Dissemination description: http://www.jc.um.edu.mt/envsci/notices/young_reporters_for_environment_2014 This article was disseminated in a Google blog I created in order to make it easier to be circulated on social networks and to reach a wide audience. It can be found at http://iwant2ewaste.blogspot.co
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This article deals with the topic of electronic waste, or e-waste, a significant problem in our increasingly digital society. E-waste is an invisible form of waste for many people, who do not realise the impact of throwing away electronic goods. The environmental consequences of improper disposal are extremely harmful due to the heavy elements contained within a product. Ways of solving this problem are being further developed, both at a local and EU level. However, the consumer is the key to reducing e-waste, as adjusting the rate of purchase of electronic goods to a slower pace would reduce this waste stream.

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