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  • Writer's pictureTony Felice

Electronic Waste

Worldwide, 40 million tons of electronic waste is left in the environment every year.

Electronics Contain toxic material and contaminants such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, chromium, phthalates, and brominated flame retardants.

Parts from electronics are toxic to humans and marine life.

Nothing speaks more about our disposable society more than the number of electronic devices that are found on the beach almost daily.

Light bulbs, Headsets, earbuds, cell chargers, cell phones, ethernet cords, parts of cell phones, batteries, scooter parts, cell phone accessories, GPS devices, Scooter parts, Go-Pros, laptops, computer parts, keyboards, cassette taps, CD's have been found on the beach.

While finding earbuds is a score for those of us who need chargers and earbuds, the toxic toll is not great for the environment. Electronic devices contain toxic materials that will leak into the sand and ocean, eventually into our food source and then humans.

Not only that, but animals can also become entangled in the cords.

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