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Your Old Phones Are A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ for the Environment

Most of us can relate to the frustration of a smart phone that starts to glitch after a few years, or a laptop that inexplicably stops working one day. So what do you do with those things once they stop working? And have you ever thought about it in relation to climate change? Phones and laptops “are designed with a ticking time bomb. It forces us to buy new devices” - Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA - Ramesh Srinivasan is a professor at UCLA and the author of a book related to this subject called, “Beyond The Valley.” He says that the current business model among big tech corporations is intentionally unsustainable.  Read more....

 

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