research paper that delivers crucial information on the global problem of e-waste. The paper must include quotations from credible sources and an abstract. Touch on the health and environmental issues caused by the rise of e-waste. Break up the paper into sections which include the following:
-What is e-waste?
-Reasons leading to products becoming e-waste (planned obsolescence)
-Illegal dumping and exportation/importation of e-waste (US, EU China, Africa)
-Unregulated recycling of e-waste
-Valuable metals or minerals extracted from these devices?
-Efforts to solve the problem of e-waste?
Planned obsolescence has lead consumers to purchase the newest technological devices even though they arent necessarily needed. The devices that consumers currently own are then replaced with the newer one. The devices deemed as obsolete are then discarded and forgotten and become what is known as e-waste.