Electronic waste is becoming one of the nation's fastest growing problems. The most frightening fact is that only 10% of households in the nation are currently recycling their unwanted electronics. Electronics waste carries toxic substances that cause both lethal and irreversible effects to our health and the environment. These substances include lead, mercury, cadmium, lithium, brominated flame retardants, phosphorous coatings, and PVC plastics that create dioxins when burned. The improper disposal of these end-of-life electronics in the landfills will corrode and release variant toxicities into the ground and atmosphere.
Technology has become a tremendously important part of our everyday lives; it controls and affects every aspect of our daily actions. The constant increasing demand for more advanced technology and introduction of newer electronic products in the marketplace are accelerating the creation of both