Before you discard your electronics think about the toxins that will leak
Think about the children’s future and the good health that you seek
Now you can tell the children how they can make their own future bright
When e-waste and all other wastes are treated right
E-waste is a huge problem, old electronics are piling up in places
We need to find ways to reduce e-waste before there is a look of distress on more faces
It is alleged that cell phones manufactured since 2012 are packed with toxic chemicals—arsenic, lead, and polybrominated flame retardants etc. These toxic substances leak into the soil and get washed into our water supply and our food sometimes. Burning cell phones cause toxins to be released into the atmosphere as well.
It is best for us to keep on using our cell phones as long as possible or sell them to the companies who buy used cell phones as we try not to add to the problem we are now having with e-waste. Replacing broken glass on cell phones can be easy to do, you can watch this video.
Teenagers who are not aware of the problems that arise because of the improper way they discard cell phones have only used their cell phones for 18 months before they dump them in the trash. This makes it very important for the information about the effect of toxins on the environment to be passed on to them even before they start using cell phones. When this is done, they will be more aware of what they need to do to protect the environment and prevent some of the problems we are having now.
Technology is upgraded very often and almost everyone wants to keep up with the latest trends by having all the most modern gadgets. But those who know about the impact e-waste has on the environment will keep on using their cell phones for a longer time. They know they will be saving cash and they will be protecting the environment at the same time.
Other Electronics </
Added to cell phones we discard old computers, television sets, radios, CD players, printers, and other electronic gadgets every day and just like plastic they don’t break down and become a part of the soil until many years have passed.
It would be good if we could recycle more of the electronics. Even though not all the material that is used to make them can be recycled. We have been sending our e-waste to the landfills all along, but now that we know the problems caused by the toxins they are made with, we should try to find ways to reduce the amount E-waste we generate.
When electronics end up in landfills, toxins like lead, mercury, and cadmium might leak into the soil and water. This is very harmful to humans, it is important for us to find more ways to reuse our electronics so we can reduce this problem.
The electronic waste is a huge problem: More than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced every year. It is worst in the developed countries, Americans alone generate about 3.4 million tons of e-waste per year. If all the blue whales alive today are placed on one side of a scale and one year of US e-waste on the other, the e-waste would be heavier.
Think before you act when toxins destroy air quality people get sick after a while. Everyone who uses electronics should think about suffering people when they use electronics and discard them, they become a problem to persons in other countries and electronics take a long time to break down and become a part of the soil, so it is easy for them to pile up.
Extending the use of Electronics
Some schools are in need of more laptops and some of the laptops that have been discarded could be fixed and given to students or prisoners who need to find something productive to do with their time could use them to learn about starting careers so they can earn when they get out of jail.
When we protect the environment we protect our own health, so being aware of what we can do to reduce the amount of toxins we allow to get into our soil and water is all about doing something great for ourselves. Telling our children about these problems will cause them to make good decisions about the way they use electronics in the future.
Why We Should Tell Our Children About E-Waste
Children who know of the damage that toxins cause can be more prepared to find solutions for the problems, let’s not keep them in the dark. Support this project and they will have more books to read about these important issues. They will start thinking of ways to recycle more e-waste and protect the environment. You never know what can happen when children are told the facts about important issues.
They might start thinking of ways to repair more of the electronic gadgets we use so we can both reduce the amount of e-waste we generate and save money at the same time. We need to find more solutions for the e-waste problem we have created, if we don’t the situation will keep on getting worse every day and we will be destroying ourselves.
Why We should encourage Kids to Play Outside More Often
Encouraging children to have fun and enjoy nature is a great thing for parents to do at this time. The number of obese persons on earth has increased over the years and the use of electronics has been blamed for the problem.
They will be protecting their eyes as well, staring at a computer screen or smartphone screen for hours can be very damaging to their eyes. They will find that having fun with friends will be a lot more enjoyable than holding electronic games and smartphones in their hands and they will get the exercise they need.
Parents will be spending less on these gadgets after a while, as children who are busy playing with friends won’t need games to keep them occupied. They will learn to make new friends more easily also and this will be good for them.
We should insist that the manufacturers of electronics do more recycling and there will be less e-waste in places like this. Simply living day to day, playing video games, buying all the latest gadgets and discarding them so they go into landfills after a while has left us with problems. It is time for us to tell the children that the games they play and all the electronic devices they use are starting to pile up in places and more needs to be done to find new ways to get rid of e-waste before the whole earth is covered with old electronics. A small problem get’s huge over time if we do nothing about it.
The Project for the Children and the Environment
The project has been supported by many persons over the years and more books are being worked on every day. When children know more about reducing waste and protecting the environment, it will be easy for us to achieve the goal we have set to have zero waste on our planet in a shorter time.
It is alleged that 49 million tons of e-waste were generated in 2012 and if this figure continues to rise the future will be bleak for people on earth. So let’s find ways to inform our kids in an easy way, by supporting the project here and publish more ebooks for them to read about the protection of the environment. As we do more to reduce the number of old electronics we send to landfills as much as we can.