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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] E-elephants are created every 4 seconds

by Eco Generation | 22-08-2017 16:16 Comments 2 recommendations 0

E-Elephants are created every 4 seconds. Approximately 40 million tons? Total weight of electric & electronic products thrown away every year in the world. E-Elehpansts are created every 4 seconds due to E-products that are throuwn away. E-products make our lives comfortable! The faster we replace them, the faster E-waste that is thrown away increases. E-products are said to contain heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. Absorption of heavy metals by the human body can cause toxic symptoms. 60% of E-waste is buried or incinerate. However, due to rapid increase of e-waste, a large quantity is buried in the ground or burned. When this happens, toxic chemicals can contaminate the land and air. If we resue E-products, will this problems be sufficiently solved? In some poor regions of the developing countries, the sorting and assembling of reusable components is done without safety measures. Countries that produce large amounts of E-waste are sending the dangers of E-waste to poor regions. right now, we are in the era of 4-second E-elephants. What can we do as daily consumer of E-products? for further learning, please read <High tech trash, digital devices, dieend toxics><What is the impant of E-waste?><E-waste-Why we need to act now>


Yasmin Hussain

  • Yasmin Hussain says :
    it is really a good way of explaining that e products that are being thrown are too much that every 4 seconds, not minutes an e elephant can be made.
    Posted 27-10-2020 13:01

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas says :
    Ironic isn't it? Every 4 second, an E-Elephant will be made from E-products. Yet, our own Elephant's population is slowly decreasing due to people hunting it down. Maybe we can make people hunt these E-Elephants instead of a real elephant.
    Posted 23-09-2017 00:29

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