Global Issues Vol. 1 - Page 4

E-waste Causing Problems in West Africa

It’s hard to imagine life today without our laptops, smart phones, iPads, and all of the other tech tools we use on a daily basis. But have you ever wondered what happens to all the old hardware once you upgrade to the newest and fastest versions? The old and outdated phones and computers are called e-waste, and most of it from the US is shipped to countries overseas. This has resulted in causing not only environmental issues but also health issues for the people that live near these e-waste dumps. To learn more about the problem, read the article from VOA news.

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