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27 Jul 2006

i read the article about ewaste. it is sily. the more we buy new products the more poor people have a chance tobuy up our used mobile phones etc. so everybody will get a chance to afford to own something, or do you think the poor should go into debt to buy new stuff?
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EnviroHealth expert
envirohealth expert

01 Jan 0001

So what you’re saying is we should all consume as much electronic gadgetry as we possibly can as fast as we can? In that case you’ll be glad to know that’s exactly what we’re doing already!

The trouble with all this lovely technology (and a lot of it IS great), is that it doesn’t materialize out of thin air: all those Ipods require a lot of resources and processing to make, which contributes to pollution and global warming. And they don’t just disappear into thin air again once we’re finished with them. Oh, they also require energy to run…

I'm saying that whatever your buying power, everyone needs to consume less and try to find ways to lengthen the life of things you don't want any more. There isn't a shortage of second-hand electronic products, there's a glut - but we need to get them back into circulation. Sure, reselling is one way to do this.

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