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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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E-Waste by the Numbers: Infographic

E-Waste by the Numbers: Infographic | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Tech enthusiasts like ourselves tend to spend more on electronics and upgrade more often than the average consumer, but as tech has grown more mainstream than ever, and with product cycles accelerated on the mobile market, electronic waste is becoming an equally expanding issue.

 

There is a lack of consensus as to whether the term (e-waste) should apply to resale, reuse, and refurbishing industries, or only to product that cannot be used for its intended purpose. Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, though these countries are also most likely to reuse and repair electronics.

All electronic scrap components may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.


This infographic puts e-waste figures in perspective...

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Olive Ventures's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:29 AM

If you're from Singapore and need to recycle your e-waste: http://oliveventures.com.sg/act/2012/08/29/e-waste-recycling-in-singapore/

Eduardo Pinilla Gil's curator insight, May 31, 2014 12:04 PM

Una infografía sobre la basura electrónica, una fuente de contaminación creciente

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Enercities

Enercities | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Ένα εκπαιδευτικό παιχνίδι -χωρίς διαφημίσεις και με ελληνικό περιβάλλον χρήσης - είναι το Enercities. Ο παίκτης πρέπει να φτιάξει μια πόλη προστατεύοντας όμως το περιβάλλον. Η διαδικασία είναι χωρισμένη σε επίπεδα και η εγγραφή είναι προαιρετική.

 


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EiriniKaragiorgaki's comment, September 24, 2012 12:44 PM
Χρειάζεται να κατεβάσουμε κάτι για να παίξει?
sofilab's comment, September 24, 2012 12:50 PM
to Unity player
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Interactive World Statistics

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The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

 

Tags: population, worldwide, statistics, mapping, zbestofzbest.


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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 11:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 10:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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Google Earth: Over 1 Billion Downloads and So Many Uses in the Classroom | edte.ch

Google Earth: Over 1 Billion Downloads and So Many Uses in the Classroom | edte.ch | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

"Google Earth was one of the very first pieces of software that I began to create educational resources with. As I put it in one of my first ever blog posts 5 years ago: ”This app won me over straight away.” The engaging environment really struck a chord with me and I remember fondly my first forays into using it to support learning. It has developed so much over the years...."


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