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?
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?
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.