Originally posted on Global Wire Associates:
Global Wire Associates is happy to release its latest publication, Recharge E-waste: Ideas For Reducing Electronic Waste And Greening The Tech World. This is a multimedia anthology of the best articles from the firm’s “Recharge E-waste” campaign, illustrating the global environmental problem of electronic waste and possible solutions presented by both grassroots activists and international policymakers.
Recharge E-waste also shows the results of three, year-long surveys conducted with 600 past and present Global Wire Associates clients worldwide on their views on e-waste. One survey shows that while most clients have at least some knowledge about electronic waste and the environmental and health problems they cause, nearly a quarter of participants still throw away their old electronics into the trash. Most North American and European participants had the least knowledge about electronic waste and were shocked to learn that this waste stream mostly makes its way to developing countries. This is crucial to know as most e-waste originates in developed countries.