Electronics recycling made simple

E-waste is a growth industry – literally growing exponentially. The news has been full of stories about electronic waste that’s been either dumped or thought to be recycled that ended up in Third World countries where they’re smashed and/or openly incinerated.

On November 9th, The Story of Stuff Project released a new animated short called The Story of Electronics, with Annie Leonard, which simplifies what really happens to our formerly favorite gadgets when we discard them. They don’t just “go away” – they go somewhere and have a serious environmental impact.

Check out this fascinating video, then pass it along so others can begin to understand that “away” doesn’t mean gone and that by our speaking up to manufacturers, we can create positive change in this negative situation.

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