Computer E-Waste and Digital Dumping Lesson

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Electronic waste or e-waste is broadly defined as anything that is being thrown away by consumers that contains a circuit board. The 1st law of the Digital Age is “Newer is Better”. Old TV’s, phones and computers become obsolete electronic garbage called e-waste. Digital Dumping is the practice of exporting outdated equipment to developing countries like China and India. Peasant farmers, working for just $8/day, with burned hands are breaking down America’s Computers.

This presentation includes a link to a video investigation that explores Digital Dumping.

Students will…
• Explore the common toxic components in digital devices and their effects on the body
• Examine more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with electronic waste
• Create an e-waste digital poster (Student Exemplars included)

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Computer E-Waste and Digital Dumping Lesson
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Computer E-Waste and Digital Dumping Lesson
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