The University of Southampton
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Where do electronics go to retire?

On average, each person in the UK buys 3 new electrical items each year.




This talk and chaired debate will explore the fate of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The focus will be on take-back of electronic products and their safe disposal including recovery of important resources.

Why this is important

Important raw materials used in the manufacture of electronic products are running out. Trashed electronics pollute our planet and can affect our health.

Key descriptors

Environment; Raw materials; Sustainability; Electronic Waste

Year groups

Ideal – Years 11, 12

Acceptable – Years 9, 10

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