With the pace of technology it seems that we replace computers, VCRs and other such a equipment on a semi regular basis.
At our work it seems like every month we are throwing away old 15" CRT monitors; who use those things anyway when you can use new LCD
screens. We even have stuff at our office like old typewriters and filing cabinets that might be of little use but it seems like a waste to throw them away.
Where do they go.
Does all the stuff that we throw away end up in a land fill somewhere that one day it will seep out of the ground and haunt us in the future.
I have heard, maybe someone could educate me, that in some places in the world like India & Bangladesh can take apart our unwanted electrical stuff and reuse the metals inside the units.
It seems the cost of raw materials isn't really expensive enough to warrant proper recycling of some items, and with the cost of labour in an industrial world it isn't cost effective to try and dispose or recycle.
In a modern society do we waste many resources on unwanted goods that were purchased or manufactured that were never really put to proper use.
Maybe in Australia we have an abundance of raw materials and space to hide our garbage.
What about in Europe and North America is recycling an important part of your lives.