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The endless cycle of replacing old technology with new has become a way of life for many. With technology becoming obsolete at an astonishing rate, waste from electronic goods is...

The endless cycle of replacing old technology with new has become a way of life for many. With technology becoming obsolete at an astonishing rate, waste from electronic goods is really starting to pile up, and most of it is being shipped off to poorer countries around the world.

According to the Unep, 50 million tons of e-waste is being generated per year. Typically, this waste is burnt; releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere and bleeding harmful chemicals into the soil.

Traditionally, this waste has been shipped off to China and India, but Africa is increasing becoming the final resting place for much of the e-waste generated by richer countries.

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