Electronic Waste: Technology and the Natural World

Witz, Lindsay (2011) Electronic Waste: Technology and the Natural World. [Abstract]

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Abstract

E-waste consists of obsolete computers, servers, televisions, cell phones, and every other piece of corporate electronic equipment deemed past its prime. Americans, who number about 300 million, own over two billion pieces of high-tech consumer electronics: computers, cell phones, televisions, printers, fax machines, microwaves, personal data devices, and entertainment systems among them. With growth being the main concern and the repercussions of our consumption on the back burner, what does this mean for the rest of the world? How does the excessive use of toxic materials effect our environment?

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Waste, Technology, E-waste, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Electronic Waste Disposal, Waste Management, Pollutants, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Impact
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 08:39
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 08:39
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/380


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