Friday, January 18, 2008

High-Tech Trash

Just an important reminder to recycle and avoid waste, especially some kind. We really are liable for the contribution of so many toxic elements to underdeveloped nations. We'd be irresponsible to claim that we donate money and resources to those in need if we also serve to destroy their ecosystem.

Toxic components of discarded electronics are ending up overseas.
"In a poor suburb of New Delhi, India, where informal e-waste processing is a common household business, a man pours molten lead smelted from circuit boards. His family uses the same pots for cooking—a potentially deadly practice."
Please dispose of your old computers, monitors, etc. in an environmentally conscious way. Contact your city about local household hazardous waste programs.

Santa Monica Household Hazardous Waste - Recycling & Disposal