eWaste Facts Regarding Heavy Metals

e-Waste facts:

  1. The MacBook Air has advanced power management even regulating the processor between keystrokes, reducing the power used between the letters you type. Today’s gadgets designed to use less electricity and produce less hazardous waste.
  2. An ENERGY STAR light bulb uses about 75% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb and lasts at least 6 times longer. Therefore, every American home should replace just one light bulb with one that’s earned the ENERGY STAR. Then we would all save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year.

  3. It takes 7 gallons of water to produce the average printed book. All while a digital publication created with only 2 cups of water. Reading your favorite books from a tablet or e-reader isn’t then e-waste. Cause not only gives you more freedom for portable fiction. However it also is better for the environment.

  4. The environment and tech can go together when you dispose of electronics correctly. You can still have the latest gadgets as long as you’re sensible with their disposal when you’re done. Donate electronics to local recycling centers or trade-in with NextWorth.

This is e-Waste in a landfill. Any questions?
  1. In 2018 alone, 152 million mobile phones discarded in the U.S.   That’s 135 million thrown away and only 17 million recycled.
  • Also, the average mobile phone battery has 3.5 grams of copper.

  • In 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to the Earth as humanity uses in a day.

  • In addition, 1 wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 250 homes.

  • 090408-A-2192H-001 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (April 8, 2009) Wind turbines at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay reduce fuel consumption by 650,000 gallons annually. The wind turbines are on John Paul Jones Hill, providing energy for the naval station and Joint Task Force Guantanamo. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Blair Heusdens/Released)
    1. In conclusion and as well, NYC’s Bryant Park includes a public charging station. One that uses an 85-watt solar panel to charge cell phones.
  • Finally, Over 70% of Washington’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power.

  • Source: NextWorth

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