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    Electronic Waste In Ghana

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    “Waste: damaged, defective, or superfluous material produced by a manufacturing process…” (Merriam-Webster, Waste). Using this above definition, it is possible to break into the sub-branch known as electronic waste or E-waste. Due to the current large consumerism culture, many first world countries find themselves producing an unstable amount of E-waste from the constant “upgrading” or destruction of older electronics. Further in this paper, examples of how this waste is dealt with shall be covered, with an international response to these dealings, their effects, and analysis of the global flows spawned from all of the above subjects. To show why this is a subject that every global citizen should be concerned with, this paper will start…

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    Electronic waste or e-waste is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, obsolete, or essentially reached the end of their useful life. However, since 2005, e-waste has become one of the most growing problem and concern around the world. The idea of producing short lifespan devices such as computers, cellphones, and Mp3 is the major cause of what lead to that problem. As Giles Slade stated, the main reason the world is overloaded with numerous electronic waste, it is because…

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    Electronic Waste Recycling Management Nowadays, the production of electronic waste or e-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Growing consumption of electronic items makes e-waste become a major issue around the world. As a matter of fact, today’s people are upgrading their electronic more frequently than before. The invention of electronic has made people life much more easier. Almost all the thing that surrounds people in the society has direct link to electronics such as…

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    Introduction Electronic waste management can be referred to as electronic materials that are no longer in use, for example; computers, mobile phones, electronic equipment’s that are found in the office, refrigerators among others (Kahhat et al. 2008). These types of electronic are in most cases kept away for reselling, reusing, for recycle purposes and at times they are scheduled for disposal (Kahhat et al. 2008). Other types of electronic waste usually include re-usable electronics that are…

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    Did you get the new iPhone yet? What do you plan on doing with your old one? These are some questions that should be asked about any new electronics. Many company’s work to make the new great electronic device for the year, but this can lead to some serious environmental issues. When someone gets the new iPhone it is not uncommon for them to simply throw away the old one. The same can be said for many other goods such as video games, TVs, printers, etc. However, this leads to a huge amount of…

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    but also to fly high in the sky. All of this ingenuity, however, comes with certain drawbacks that need to be fixed or improved upon. One drawback in particular is the disposal of ‘industrial waste.’ In this paper, we will be tackling two of the most important sources of industrial waste: E-waste and mining waste. E-Waste With the development of technology in our everyday life, people tend to own more novel and advanced electronic appliances, discarding the old ones. It is estimated that each…

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    Turns out, Brazil is the fifth largest producer of trash, sending 27 billion tons of trash per year to unsafe destinations, overflowing Rio’s dumps and polluting Guanabara Bay. The only recycling system is the catadores, citizens who handpicked recyclable goods from dumps. Since Rio de Janeiro is to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the city planned consequential changes to its waste system, and new recycling centers are opening next year. In neighborhoods with limited waste services and open trash…

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    Recycling Argument Essay

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    One of the world’s main concerns today is conserving the environment, and pollution is one of the main culprits for its continual destruction. Pollution only seems to be getting worse though as more and more toxins and wastes fill the earth and sky; damaging the environment that all humans and animals call home. People say the main culprit for pollution is industrial waste, and they are not wrong. But what they probably do not know is that half of the time, pollution is produced by the…

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    centuries which has escalated to a scale to which it has become almost common place and identifiable in various forms. Water and air pollution are two of the most frequently addressed and most dangerous to human health that the world has only just started to try and slow. The causes of these dangerous forms of pollution are simple and include various forms of land, water, and air pollution plus the pollutants. However the focus will be narrowed to dumping of waste in waters, industrial…

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    Food Waste In America

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    Introduction Sustaining our food and becoming more efficient with our food waste is a big issue in America. Many tons and pounds of food are wasted every day, these food that are being thrown out are not being disposed effectively. Each time a piece of food is thrown in the trash as well as resources in that food that could be used better making more food. Most don’t realize what they are throwing away when they don’t feel like finishing their meal. Food waste in America is one the largest…

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