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E-waste, a global problem that requires measures at the highest level

E-waste, a global problem that requires measures at the highest level

The viability of the planet is at stake. The world leaders must take drastic measures to be able to fight against the environmental crisis in which we are immersed. Climate change is already a reality, since most experts agree on the seriousness of the problem, which should start on a small scale actions that can help alleviate this climate emergency situation in which the planet is.

Developed countries take the consumerism of their societies, as a general rule, to its maximum expression. If we add to this the great technological advances that have materialized in recent decades, it makes most of the citizens of developed countries regularly renew all their electronic devices.

A recent study by the online casino Betway highlights the problem of e-waste worldwide. This term refers to electronic devices with a plug or battery that are discarded because their useful life has ended or simply because the user in question does not find the features in them and they no longer perform the function for which they were purchased.

Electronic waste has become an unprecedented environmental problem in recent years. The main producers of new technological material, China, the United States and Japan among others, are also the areas of the planet that generate the largest number of millions of tons of e-waste worldwide. It is estimated that, in 2017, some 44.7 million tons of e-waste were dumped for disposal, and of that figure, only 20% received a correct recycling to cause the least possible disruption to the ecosystems that around us. But this percentage rate is not enough. If we want to preserve the viability of the planet in the medium term, all of this waste should be treated correctly in a specialized center, since the heavy metals that the chips have inside can also be a severe risk for the health of the population.

It is time to take drastic action for all the agents involved in e-waste. Technological sales will continue to increase in the coming years, therefore, numerous treatment actions must be carried out with electronic waste, which will also continue to grow, to 120 million tons in 2050. A problem that affects us all.

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