The latest side effect of our technology-driven society is e-waste. E-waste refers to the problem of electronic gadgets and devices that quickly become obsolete and accumulate in landfills around the world.
It’s no secret that users of modern technology need to stay abreast of the times, upgrading devices and equipment at every turn. But every hardware upgrade that each individual makes contributes to the problem of increasing e-waste around the world. Junkyards and landfills are overloaded with no-longer-useful devices, such as phones, tablets, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, fax machines, copiers, video game consoles, and other electronic devices, as well as the batteries and chargers that support these obsolete devices.