The production and usage of electronic items and gadgets grows by leaps and bounds each day. What this means is that every time a television, computer, monitor, iPod or cell phone is purchased, the replaced item becomes e-waste.
What is e-waste?
Nearly 3 million tons of old, broken or obsolete electronic items are discarded by Americans every day, some of which contain toxic substances that can find their way into our water and earth; that is e-waste in a nutshell.
The Obama administration recently met with high-ranking executives from Sprint, Dell and Sony to sign and issue a strategy aimed at the responsible electronics recycling and management of electronic items.
This plan, entitled the “National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship,” will be a positive step towards economic growth, development and employment, by providing a strong e-waste recycling market.