BY Dan Possley
What is e-waste?
Electronic waste or e-waste, is the discarding of electronic technology. If this waste isn’t salvaged, reused, or recycled, its disposal can lead to toxic chemicals being released into the environment. However, even though most e-waste can be recycled, only ~12.5% is, which is problematic since 70% of toxic waste in landfills is attributed to e-waste. Currently, the world's most developed nations, the U.S. and Europe topping the list, are responsible for producing the most e-waste in the world, ranging from 20-30 million tons a year.
Students in Jess' ENV 151 Introduction to Sustainability write blog posts on a sustainability-related topic of their choice.