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"e-Waste" The Afterlife

Electronics Devices are getting smaller every day,

But they have become the bigger problem.

From large ones like fridges, TVs, computers,

To slim ones as smartphones and tiny as batteries,

What do we usually do when they get bricked?

If not take to the junk shop, leave at fix-it store, we just throw them to a bin, don't we?

If they can't repair them, they only take valuable metals out and dump the whole rest.

The number might be little as 2% of each landfill,

But 70% of hazardous waste is all from our devices!

Last year, we dump e-waste in total of 50 billion kilogrammes,

While only 12% of it was recycled…

The remain is either buried or burnt.

Not for long, the toxic substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, lithium, PVC, and much more, spread all over soil, water, and air,

contaminated and accumulated in plants and animals… certainly including ones for food.

Now, it is us to worry about the “Afterlife”!

So, let's help!

For large countries, people separate their waste, and the government properly take care of it. Electronics companies have recycling programmes.

But how about some smaller countries, how do we do?​

Very Simple!

Even a small country, the recycling plan has been applied for years, if not a decade.

Just that we have not seen or known yet.

Whether it be mobile network operators, electronics brands, university's projects, or even local municipalities, it exists.

They are more than willing to take your e-waste. Lots of them even want to "buy" it.

Some brands also offer you a trade-in for a new mobile phone and devices.

Next time before you dump another e-waste, randomising whether where will it end up, simply contact any centre near you.


Because we need to hold each of our small hands to be a big enough one, able to fix this issue.


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