Technology Junk

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Technology Junk
Technology is a major part in the lifestyle of a modern consumer. We are creating and upgrading technology faster than ever before. People throw away their technology faster than it can be recycled. This is causing huge worldwide waste problem. Landfill capacities aren’t large enough, so all the junk is being sent to third world countries. This causes a devastating impact on the environment all around the world, some places more than others. Companies around the world are starting to think of ways to recycle our technologies in an environmentally friendly way. E-Cycling has found to be the most eco- friendly way found therefore it’s the most popular. "E-Cycling" or "E-waste" is an effort made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with lots other companies around the world to collect donations, reuse, shredding and general collection of used electronics. The terms “E-Cycling” and “E-Waste” refers to the process of collecting, brokering, disassembling, repairing and recycling the components or metals contained in used or discarded electronic equipment, otherwise known as electronic waste. Some "E-Cycle" items include: televisions, computers, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, telephones and cellular phones, stereos, and VCRs and DVDs just about anything that has a cord, light or takes some kind of battery. However a lot of people don’t want to pay to recycle their technology the proper way. Then the people dump them at inappropriate places causing pollution. The electronics aren’t biodegradable so they are left in the environment for a long period of time. There is laws created saying you must recycle your electronics. However the consequence isn’t big. It’s a ticket for 5 000 – 10 000 $. For huge companies that dump lots of electronics a year, that is next to nothing. It would be more expensive to pay for the electronics to be recycled appropriately rather than paying a ticket. I think that if the ticket price should be...
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