"one man's trash is another man's Treasure."
We throw away more than 50 million tons of electrical waste
That's enough to fill 4 MILLION double decker buses.
Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
The rest winds up in Landfills.
E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.
Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Every year, Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold and silver.
Will landfills become Gold mines some day?
A large number of what is labeled as "e-waste" is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
Check out what we made!
E-junk sculptures by students from
St. Joan of Arc School