My Climate Diet is a podcast focused on practical, personal tips to live a more climate-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. It follows Dr. Lisa Pettibone, a sustainability researcher, teacher, and author, on personal challenges to cut the kilograms… of carbon dioxide!
This week, I talk about e-waste: what it is, what it means for the climate, and what we can do. E-waste is a big deal environmentally. Globally, 40 million tons of e-waste generated, only 13% of which is recycled. E-waste represents 70% of toxic waste generation. Over 60 chemical elements found in e-waste, including toxic elements such as lead, beryllium, and mercury.