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Visualizing the World's E-waste Problem

A new infographic by fonebank has been making the rounds at various environmental websites that attempts to illustrate the global e-waste crisis by presenting facts in stark terms. Among the many factoids in the infographic are: 17,000 tons of e-waste are thrown away or recycled every day; 130 million cell phones are tossed in the trash annually in the U.S.; and 1 million recycled mobile phones can yield 24 kilograms of gold and 250 kilograms of silver.

 

Link: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681368/visualizing-the-worlds-e-waste-problem (http://i.imgur.com/yEgnENC.jpg for hi-rez version)

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