A fairly recent article in the Washington post draws out some disturbing information.
People are not paying attention to the need to properly dispose of electronic equipment. In the United States rules and procedures are in place, but according to the article, very little is being done to enforce this proper disposal.
The Article is called “EPA Lets Electronic Waste Flow Freely, GAO Report Says”. The article was published on Wednesday September 17, 2008 by Juliet Eilperin. An online version of the article can be found here.
On the online edition you can see various comments posted by individuals in response to the article. Most of the comments take the oppurtunity to throw this at the Bush Administration and insult the Republican party but this just places blame it does not solve or help anything. The fact that this waste and these environmentally unsafe actions continue is quite disturbing, but even more disturbing is the fact that the blame game is taking priority over the solution.
To quickly go into the comments, one writer, has given up hope and writes ” There is no hope for the planet” but a more distressing comment is one presented by “NeedToKnow” who says that when he tried to find out details about the proper recycling and discarding procedures of electronics, he had a lot of trouble doing so. The Proper procedures are unknown to the general public and are practically being kept secret.
Safe Disposal and Environmentally safe procedures are critical to prevent toxins or toxic materials to seep into the Earth, but people have to know this! With no common knowledge of the danger, it is much more likely for the acts to be repeated.
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Disposing of Electronics is not as simple as people think, you can’t just leave them out for the garbage collection until you are absolutely sure that they will be properly disposed of. It is up to all of us to be sure that both electronics and our world are kept safe.
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