Reduce dark and increase Green

Source: fineartamerica
 

Source: fineartamerica

You are using an electronic device now. Aren’t you? It could be a computer, mobile phone, or any other device. One day you must throw your device and purchase a new one. Where do these wastes go and what happened to them?
 

“Electronic products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their ‘useful life’ are known as e-waste. Computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are everyday electronic products.”

Great Lakes Electronic Corporation

Is e-waste becoming a danger?

E-waste is one of the fastest growing sections of the world’s waste flow. In 2019, the world generated 53.6 million tons of e-waste and that’s about 7.3 kg per person. Most electronics contain toxic materials like cadmium, lead, beryllium, etc. which cause risks to our water, soil, air, and fauna. Cause cancer, skin diseases, breathing difficulties are some bad effects on human health. E-waste becomes dangerous when we dispose of them improperly.

Let’s solve this problem

 

  • Recycle

Recycling old electronics can save a lot of energy, reduce the need for mining for new minerals. Do you know that companies like Samsung, Apple have started to give opportunity to their customers to recycle old electronics! And you can check out options to recycle e-waste locally too. (Sri Lanka - cleantech, greenlinks)
 

  • Sell

Easy method of reducing e-waste. You can find a local buyer or there is opportunity to sell old electronics through online. SellCell, BuyBackWorld, are some good places for this purpose.
 

  • Donate

If you don’t use a device, you can donate it to someone else. It’s eco-friendly and it makes you feel good about yourself. But before you donate it, make sure to clear personal information on it safely and correctly.
 

 
  • Maintain properly.

You can reduce e-waste and save money by maintaining your electronics. When maintaining your laptop/computer, you can clean it often, store properly, repair from responsible companies. And for your mobile phone, similarly to laptops and use cases for protection.
 

  • Get help from the Cloud.

Exactly no need to buy large storage devices for personal use. You can store data online, in cloud storage (Dropbox, Google drive) for free or cheap. It reduces the manufacturing of new devices.
 

You can see the impacts of e-waste and how to manage them. Let’s do it together and become owners of a lovely green land.

 

Name : Akindu Sadamith Munasingarachchi
School : Mahanama College, Colombo 03

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