Saturday, December 13, 2008

Electronic Graveyard - Wanna be depressed?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/60minutes/main4579229.shtml

Thanks to Chris Champion and his post (http://blog.cchampion.net/?p=44) I saw this video on what happens to our old computers and printers and cell phones when we get rid of them. I, too, had thought that they were being properly recycled. I had once heard that the plastics in the cases were being used in materials to repair potholes, for instance. And I THOUGHT that a safe practice was used to remove the gold and lead, etc.

Such is NOT the case. Watch that video from 60 minutes. Show it to your students.

But, maybe you'll want to wait until after the Holidays. This is most depressing.

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