The Global Consequences of E-waste
The e-wastes are not restricting their pollution only to the land; they are imposing higher risks by flowing into the water bodies making them dirty and unhealthy. The speed at which the snow caps of our earth are melting and the abnormal alteration of the seasonal cycles are proof enough that we are not far from witnessing the final destruction. It has been seen that only 20% of the total e-waste which includes a generous amount of home appliances was sent for recycling or reuse; the rest of it has been left to the earth to decompose itself. The gnawing risks created by this scrap are not only for Canada to ponder upon; it quite meticulously qualifies for global concern. Most of the developing countries are taking a step back from controlling these wastes due to the lack of enough resources and principal further, by overcoming the restrictions posed by International Environmental Laws, black marketers are gaining an upper hand in this business by gathering parts from the home appliances that are discarded, and then polishing and trading them as new at much higher prices. Even if one particular land is cleaned, the effects curated from the surrounding areas will be either borne by air or water that contributes to intensifying the Greenhouse Effect and accelerating Global Warming.
Individual Actions to Control Waste
The damage that we have already caused to Mother Earth stands at a point from where its original state cannot be retrieved; however, there are ways, to take recourse which will help you do your bit.
Rather than simply discarding the home appliances in your nearby dustbin, check if you can conduct an appliance repair at an affordable amount that will last you for a few more years. If yes, then get in touch with an appliance technician and call him for a survey to check the state of the devices. Remember to seek help even during appliance installation because this is not only a cost-effective method but every small bit like using the exact amount of electrical objects that will be required for installation or repair will be carried by them and later recycled after every use thus reducing the total amount of waste. When you are carrying out an appliance repair, make sure that the excess wastes are being deposited in the e-recycle bin of the community or sent to the organizations that collect and conduct official procedures of recycling. When you are buying a new home appliance, choose the dealers or appliance technicians who are willing to take back the instruments after they have been completely eroded. Not only will you receive some share in giving these apparatuses back, but as a responsible citizen, you will know that the parts are being sent for recovery and reintroduction in the manufacturing procedures.
Taking these small steps can help control the waste and prevent further damage to the environment. While the damage we have already caused is irreversible, it is still our responsibility to take action and protect the world we live in.