Technological advancements have led to countless benefits: modern medicine has increased the average lifespan worldwide, while personal computers and high-speed Internet provide access to information and educational opportunities that would have been impossible before their existence.
In this rapidly developing technological world, it seems that new, must-have, high-tech devices are released every few months. So what happens to technology when it is no longer relevant? Each year, between 22 and 55 tons of electronics are disposed of. Most end up in an incinerator or a landfill as opposed to a recycling facility, and can result in lost natural resources, polluted air and contaminated water.
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