Sunday, March 11, 2012

E-Wasting Away In Mobile-RitaVille

I am in countdown mode.  It is T-minus-10 days until I am eligible for a new cell phone.  Since my current phone has been acting funky and frustrating for at least 6 months... so, what I once previously loved, is now no longer my friend.  I'm giddy with excitement and ready to move forth with new-to-me technology.

Of course, it comes at a price (both literally and environmentally).  This e-waste infographic below does a great job of detailing exactly how much!  Plus, it showcases the importance of repurposing, recycling, or selling your old device.  Personally, I'm eager for the day when there's a "buy back" (or a "return back") program where the manufacturer builds that in with the creation and pricing of new devices.  It seems especially important here in this age where the newest "latest greatest" item is out-dated before the "new car smell" (so to speak) is even worn off!  Additionally, it feels like it should be a corporate responsibility to handle the overwhelming rate of this growing environmental problem of e-waste. Time and technology will tell!
The Growing E-Waste Epidemic [Infographic]
Infographic via:, the Industry Leader for Refurbished Servers
iPhone pic from

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