I do not think this is superfluous text. For several years, I have been celebrating the positive power of the Internet, continuing criticism of its chauvinism, and heavy pressure to bring it to the global environment.
In people's eyes, deforestation, drainage, overgrazing, and the like are the biggest environmental crisis channels. Many environmentalists, went overseas Yosemite sigh, oh you want to protect the environment and so on. In fact, e-waste pollution increasingly heavy, and very subtle.
The United Nations Educational and Research under the United Nations University report released on the 19th, 2014, a record number of global e-waste, which per capita output in the forefront of those countries with high environmental awareness and pride.
Reported worldwide last year produced 41.8 million tons of electronic waste, most discarded refrigerators, washing machines and other household appliances, such as mobile phones. Among them, nearly 60% of the weight of electronic waste from large and small kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities; 7% arising from discarded mobile phones, calculators, personal computers and printers.
If these garbage trucks loaded with heavy, can be filled with 1.15 million, in a line that stretches 23,000 km long.
Among them, the US manufacturing 7.072 million tons, China ranked second, 6.032 million tons, Japan's third, 2.2 million tons. The per capita terms, the highest in Norway, to produce 28.4 kilograms per inhabitant per year. Followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, the United States and Austria. E-waste per capita is the lowest yield in areas of Africa, 1.7 kg / person, produced a total of 1.9 million tons of garbage.
Can see, the developed countries, especially those who advocate environmental protection of the highest degree, the highest per capita figures. Of course, the per capita figures can easily cover up the problem, especially in the electronic pollution along the coast, the greatest symbol of a country like China in Guiyu, Taizhou and other places.
This is just rubbish products digital electronic terminal. In fact, the birth of each terminal in a variety of energy consumption, environmental pollution crisis are not calculated. Since 2007, Apple's supply chain enterprise for more than the crisis broke, and some appeared to be the topic of sweatshops, some explosive topic, while others are direct emissions, radiation topic. 2007, 2009, 2010, I have been involved directly or indirectly reports of this kind, such as Wuxi Matsushita cadmium poisoning events. You can see the negative effects of pollution, has moved from the physical level, extending to the people, the spiritual dimension.
My home Ergu engaged in waste electrical recycling, earn a lot of money, in Shandong Jining Jiaxiang bought the property several places. Her home was once a mountain of e-waste. Certainly not the kind of shocking small components, but large-scale equipment. But I still have doubts, which continues to generate healthy family with injuries. She should have a handsome and tall, learning and good son, was a very promising sports athlete, but suddenly suffering from a brain tumor at age 14, and soon died. I reminded many times, they do not care. It makes me very upset, but not mandatory. That, after all, is their survival, basic wealth.
Past electronic products, especially large appliances, because there is no over-stressed intelligent, links sex, their life is relatively higher. Some televisions use up to 10 years or even longer. Modern electronic products, appearance, materials are very fast hardware, such as mobile phones, some brands emphasize their artistic piece of steel, some emphasize matte aesthetics, but a fact is that these phones have to be replaced within a year of . Manufacturers spread is "upgrade, out", often spread when the new attack opponent, at self-mutilation, the temptation to buy ads through crazy, annual.