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Infographic: The Growing E-Waste Situation

Infographic: The Growing E-Waste Situation | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

The waste created from discarded electronics is a significant environmental issue these days. This graphic, made for GOOD, was created to inform the world where our e-waste is originating and the whereabouts of its final resting place.


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CleanRiver Recycling Solutions's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:59 PM

We are seeing more and more clients who are adding e-waste collection to their recycling programs, which is great because as this infographic shows, the issue of e-waste disposal is growing and an alarming amount of it is going straight into landfill!


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How Green is the iPhone?

How Green is the iPhone? | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

If you have ever seen an advertisement for an Apple product you know that they like selling how green their products are, but how green are they really? Each iPhone produces 45 kilograms of carbon dioxide, 57% of which is released during production. In 2010 the iPhones purchased are responsible for 2,350 million kilograms of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. However, Apple, is attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 evidenced by an 18% reduction in emissions in the iPhone 4.

 

Apple is not the only one that should be expected to go green. We, the consumer, should be doing our part as well. Currently only about 10% of phones are recycled, of the 47 million iPhones sold in 2010 only 4,700,000 were recycled. Which is minuscule when compared to the 42,300,000 that were trashed. Apple, in fact, offers free recycling of their phones...


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Trash Talk: Interactive

Trash Talk: Interactive | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Content:  Trash Talk Word Map Trash Talk is a project that explores consumption and waste production in our daily lives.

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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...


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