Cell Phone Sustainability Plan
Our goal is to help make people more aware of where to donate or recycle cell phones in Wyckoff.
Economic: Main Problem
Wealthier companies take the easy way (cheaper) by exporting e-waste to developing countries
Environmental: Main Problem
The electronic waste in developing countries can seep into the groundwater and pollute air
Social: Main Problem
Because of the lack of proper technology for disposing electronic waste, many workers in developing countries are handling hazardous materials that harm the human health system
In America, more than 140 million cell phones will end up in landfills. This effects sustainability in each of these three ways.
- What will be done?
- Announce on ETV
- Who will be involved?
- Eisenhower Middle School, all four Elementary schools
- Town Hall, Wyckoff Public Library
- Where will it take place?
- Post flyers around EMS, Library, elementary schools
- When will it take place?
- Throughout the year and it is free for anyone to stop in at anytime
Almost 60% of people don't recycle their cell phones because they don't know where to recycle them or don't know how throwing them in the trash affects sustainability. This plan can help make people more aware to help bring the world forward.
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