· READ the instructions under the topic name thoroughly to get a good understanding of the topic and what is required in your post. Conduct any research necessary on the Internet. Be sure to make a note of URLs used to support your opinion/findings so that your instructor and classmates can return to the article.
· To be completed after reading Chapter 3: Computers and Mobile Devices As technology advances and prices fall, many people think of computers and mobile devices as disposable. Worldwide, consumers generate an estimated 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste annually. E-waste releases lead, mercury, barium, and other elements into soil and water. Electronics recycling is known as eCycling. Only about 12% of e-waste is eCycled. Electronics recycling can take several forms: reusing parts; creating new products from old products; or melting down or reducing parts to basic elements or materials. Many not-for-profit organizations, retail websites, mobile service providers and big-box retailers offer reselling and eCycling options. Several electronics companies allow you to trade your device for a gift certificate. Please answer the questions below:
1. Should the government, manufactures, or users be responsible for recycling of obsolete equipment? Why?
2. What impact does exporting toxic waste have on developing nations?
3. Should the state or federal government mandate an eCycling program for electronics? Why or why not?
· Answer ALL questions, your main/initial post should be a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs. (200 words minimum). HINT: Answering and elaborating on ALL questions will assist you with accomplishing your 200 words minimum.
· should contribute to the conversation by including relevant information related to the subject matter. Use a combination of your textbook reading material, related research information you may have discovered and/or related life experiences to back up your response.