Saturday, October 16, 2010

E-Waste Revisited

E-waste, as mentioned in our GTG October 15 "E-Waste Solutions," is the rubbish remnants that result from planned obsolescence of electronics as we come up with the newer, greater, electronic gizmo...whether that be phones, computers, movie players, or more.

In our idea that "it's got to go somewhere," we as Americans have become "NIMBY's."  What's a NIMBY, you ask?  It's someone who believes it is fine long as it is Not In My Back Yard. So, who's back yard does it happen....check out the map:

For an eye-opening video about E-Waste dumping in other countries, and how we're really doing a number on our planet, check out this video snippet from CBS's "60 Minutes" episode "The Wasteland" on August 27, 2009 (from To see the entire 12 minute video, go to or

Note to self... 
1).  Recycle your E-Waste.
2).  Double check that your recycler is recycling it responsibly!

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