29 Apr '13, 11am

The #SupplyChain's Role in Reducing #eWaste - - via @ebnonline

The #SupplyChain's Role in Reducing #eWaste - - via @ebnonline

When Earth Day was first proposed in 1969, its proponents could not have foreseen how rapidly electronics products would become electronics waste (e-waste). According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2.5 million tons of e-waste is generated each year in the United States alone. The United Nations -- which sanctioned Earth Day in 1970 -- also didn't foresee that most of the US's e-waste would be exported to other nations. A lot of the components and materials in e-waste -- plastics, metals, glass, and other elements -- can safely be reclaimed and recycled. However, this is an expensive process; so many industrialized nations export old computers, cellphones, TVs, and other equipment to developing nations. The low-cost labor in these countries provides a cost-effective method for breaking down old electronics. However, many of the local laws governing these n...

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