We know technology is always moving forward. Every day we learn about a new must-have appliance or gadget.
What many of us do not know about is that e-waste is pushing forward, too. As we replace our old electronics with the new, e-waste becomes increasingly prevalent.
In light of this creeping epidemic, we compiled a list of 7 facts about e-waste. Click [Tweet it] to share the fact with your followers and help spread the word about e-waste.
- The U.S. dumps 400 million electronic items every year. Less than 20% of that is recycled. [Tweet it]
- E-waste represents only 2% of U.S. landfills but produces 70% of the toxic waste. [Tweet it]
- Older TVs and computers typically contain about 4-7 lbs. of lead. [Tweet it]
- E-waste contains toxic substances: mercury, lead, cadmium & arsenic; which can cause cancer & reproductive disorders. [Tweet it]
- A million recycled cell phones produces 35,274 lbs. of copper, 772 lbs. of silver and 75 lbs. of gold. [Tweet it]
- Electronic waste contains 40-50 times the amount of gold in ore mined from the ground. [Tweet it]
- Researchers estimate that 75% of old electronics are stuck in storage, mainly due to lack of e-waste knowledge. [Tweet it]
- Want an easy way to cut back on e-waste? Trade old gadgets to @NextWorth! [Tweet it]
Whether or not you knew about the significance of e-waste, these facts are moving. If you have an old electronic you would like to sell, check out NextWorth.com. We assure you a great deal and safe recycling.
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