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The 'Technotrash' Epidemic

LAKSHMI on September 30, 2015

When we talk about the effect of technology on the environment, it is almost knee jerk to talk about the e-waste, energy depletion and health impacts of digital (ab)use. In addition to these, there are indirect implications as well, such as underage and low-wage labor and the digital divide between haves and have-nots. These problems are not trivial and some catastrophic effects are already being seen. 

Electronic boards piled up in the trash

Statistics offer us compelling evidence:

This is an excerpt from our article on HuffingtonPost. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

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