The environmental issues of electronic waste
E-Waste is any broken or unwanted electrical device, and is currently the most rapidly-growing type of waste.
If you just throw away any electronic waste with the regular trash, it usually ends up in a landfill. Most electronics contain non-biodegradable materials, and heavy metals and toxic materials like cadmium, lead and mercury.
Over time, these toxic materials can leak into the ground, where they can contaminate the water supply, the environ and the wildlife in the area. Many European countries have even banned electronic waste from their
This image shows the impact of the electronic waste that western countries have on third world countries. The image was taken in the China, where the landfills were overflown and the waste was just left laying round.
Poisoning the World
The image was taken in the country of Ghana in Africa. This image shows people burning the electronic waste instead of disposing of it properly. This is poisoning the world by emitting toxic gases from plastics in the components.
This image was taken on the shore of Bengal.