The take away

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY -

Elec­tronic waste ( e- waste) in land­fills poi­son the earth, and im­proper re­cy­cling of such wastes poi­sons peo­ple.

Malaysians throw away one mil­lion tonnes of e- waste a year and most of it is end­ing up in land­fills or is be­ing im­prop­erly re­cy­cled.

Leg­is­la­tion next year will reg­u­late how con­sumers dis­pose of their e- waste.

Apart from re­cy­cling, old elec­tronic gad­gets can be do­nated to or­gan­i­sa­tions that will re­fur­bish them and do­nate them to the un­der­priv­i­leged.

Over 1,000 orang asli kids have been trained do both hard­ware and soft­ware re­fur­bish­ment since 2008 at Sols Tech.

There are schemes al­ready in place to get rid of your e- waste prop­erly so there is no ex­cuse not to.

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