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In this video, Dr. Nathan B. English will teach us about the appropriate disposal of e-waste.

E-waste is a growing component of the waste stream that is comprised of anything that has had electricity run through it. Because of the components of e-waste, it can be measured in mass or in value.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English explain the types of e-waste and the problems and opportunities they create.

Video guide

Since this video is a little longer than most videos in this course, here is a guide to the topics it covers.

Topic Timestamp
What is E-waste? 0:05
E-waste is growing 3:00
Re-using, refurbishing and recycling E-waste 5:30
The value of E-waste 7:25
Impacts of recycling E-waste 9:10

Now it’s your turn

Dr. English points out that e-waste recycling is often outsourced to developing nations, causing environmental social impacts. What are some ways we could improve e-waste recycling without offshoring health and environmental impacts to developing nations? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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