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Eliminating e-Waste: Recycling through Reverse Production

TitleEliminating e-Waste: Recycling through Reverse Production
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAmmons J, Banick S
Journal TitleengineeringEnterprise
VolumeSpring
Pages6-9
AbstractDuring the past decade, computers and new technology have revolutionized information processing.But there is a downside to what is traditionally seen as a clean industry. As our computers grow fasterand more capable, we set the old ones aside for the newest model. The resulting electronic waste, or“e-waste” does not disappear so easily. In fact, it is the most rapidly growing waste problem in theworld. The overwhelming quantity of e-waste is one issue, but the other critical concern is the numberof toxic ingredients that are being released into our environment. Lead, beryllium, mercury, cadmium,and brominated-flame retardants pose both occupational and environmental health threats.
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