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The Environmental Protection Agency releases information every year on the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the world. Below are some unbelievable facts about the problems that the world is facing right now due to the surplus amount of computers that are thrown away.

How many computers are discarded each year?

A. 1.8 Million False
B. 16.5 Million False
C. 41.9 Million True

The E.P.A. estimates that in 2007, over 41.9 million computers were discarded.

That’s over 112,000 computers discarded every single day.

How much water is used to make a single computer?

A. 23 Gallons False
B. 120 Gallons False
C. 359 Gallons True

If you think that sounds like a lot, then you might find the next excerpt very interesting. It actually takes close to:

1.5 tons of Water

530 lbs. of Fossil Fuels

48 lbs. of Chemicals

All that, just to make 1 computer.

Shocked yet? Lets keep learning…

How much electronic waste is trashed each year?

A. 1.2 Million Tons False
B. 2.3 Million Tons False
C. 3.2 Million Tons True

This is a huge amount, especially considering that most of it can be reused or recycled.

How much of a computer is recyclable?

A. Just the outer metal casing False
B. Only the working components False
C. 99% of a computer is recyclable True

What is really shocking:

only about 500,000 are truly recycled properly.

PLEASE HELP COMPUTER ANGELS LOWER THESE RIDICULOUS NUMBERS. YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO COMPUTER ANGELS WILL DIRECTLY EFFECT THE NUMBER OF COMPUTERS DISCARDED HERE IN SW FLORIDA. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL HAVE A LIFETIME EFFECT ON UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. YOU WILL NOT ONLY FEEL GOOD ABOUT HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT AND IMPROVING THE SCHOLASTIC FUTURE OF OUR LOCAL YOUTHS BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE ENTITLED TO A NICE TAX DEDUCTION FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.

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