March 17, 2016 | by Yangweihong Liu
It stands for electronic waste that people have abandoned. Electronic waste includes any kind of devices that use electronic. In the electronic waste, it contains multiple materials that are harmful for human life: lead, mercury and cadmium. During degradation, those heavy materials can release harmful air can kill people within those area. In some developing countries, it is hard to recycle because they do not have enough money to do it. According to United Nation Environment Program “In South Africa and China for example, the report predicts that by 2020 electronic waste from old computers will have jumped by 200 to 400 percent from 2007 levels, and by 500% in India” (2016).