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Episode 55 :: Larry Kurschner: Fixing the Electronic Waste Problem

This episode features Larry Kurschner, Chief Executive Officer of Secure E-Waste Solutions. What do we do with our old cell phone, computer, iPad, television, sound system components, lightbulbs, and all the other electronic waste in our business and home? Do we dump it in the garbage, in which case it goes to a landfill and toxins leach into the soil and water table? Do we take it to an electronic waste collection? If we do, where does it go after you drop it off? Does it get shipped to China where the valuable metals are extracted by workers, sometimes children, through methods that release toxins into the air in their workspace?

We love our electronic gadgets. Indeed, our livelihoods depend on us having electronics that function well and get things done fast? Our entertainment requires them. Increasingly our shopping does. But do we know how to dispose of them safely? And just how toxic are they anyway? You may have important additions to the themes explored in this podcast. Be sure to leave them as comments.

MENTIONS in This Episode

The new Shared Housing Blog on this website is being written by Harry Watkins. Future entries expected from other members of the household: Carol Watkins, Juanita Mangan-Van Ham, Lee Van Ham.

Lee’s book Blinded by Progress at TheOneEarthProject.com | REVIEWS. See Kritika Narula’s (Delhi, India) essay/review on Goodreads.com. | Lee speaks Jan 18, 2015, 9 a.m Forum at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal), 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego; Rev. Laurel Mathewson, host.

Champions of Simple Living today on Simple Living Works! Podcast

Episode 55 :: Larry Kurschner: Fixing the Electronic Waste Problem

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