Electronic Waste- Environmental Studies

Electronic Waste- Environmental Studies

The kind of pollution associated with electronic waste dumping is land pollution. When the electronic wastes fill the land, they result in environmental degradation as a result of careless dumping.  Most of these electronic gadgets such as phones contain elements of rare earth metals such as copper, indium and gallium which are toxic to the soil as they can cause an alteration in the soil PH. These elements can also e swept off by surface runoff into water bodies or even wind causing severe land pollution.

Most of the companies from the global north used to dispose of electronic waste in the third world countries

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