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Insatiable hunger for the latest tablets and phones produced 48.9 MILLION tonnes of waste last year
12-17-2013, 02:28 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Our insatiable desire to have the latest and greatest gadgets is causing landfills around the world to overflow with unwanted electronics.

Last year consumers from around the world threw away 48.9million tonnes of electrical and electronic goods, and this figure is set to rise by a third by the end of 2017.

This would mean the number of fridges, TVs, mobile phones, tablets, computers and other electrical products being thrown away could fill a line of 40-tonne trucks stretching three quarters of the way around the Equator - or 18,600 miles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...z2ngQ6xjpU

Oy.
12-17-2013, 02:37 AM #2
The Survivor Truthtard
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Some of that could be donated to third world countries! But then the excuse is that it's too expensive to ship to them. Better than filling landfills. I use a site http://www.freecycle.org for recycling things.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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12-17-2013, 02:53 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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That's pretty cool Nodoom. I noticed there are some groups in Finland too. cheers.gif
12-17-2013, 03:13 AM #4
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(12-17-2013, 02:53 AM)Octo Wrote:  That's pretty cool Nodoom. I noticed there are some groups in Finland too. cheers.gif


cheers.gif

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12-17-2013, 09:37 AM #5
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-17-2013, 02:37 AM)NODOOM Wrote:  Some of that could be donated to third world countries! But then the excuse is that it's too expensive to ship to them. Better than filling landfills. I use a site http://www.freecycle.org for recycling things.

chuckle.gif They already "donate" it to third world countries.



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