What is E-Waste and what does it have to do with penguins?
The world generates 40 million tons of electronic waste every year! That’s like throwing away 800 laptops every second! E-Waste is various forms of electric and electronic equipment that are no longer needed likeTVs, computers, game consoles, phones and appliances. Do you know what happens to electronics you no longer need and throw out? Most likely they end up in a landfill! E-Waste contains toxins such as mercury, lead and arsenic to name a few. These chemicals from the electronic waste seep into the soil and contaminate oceans and affect marine life, thus affecting precious penguins.
Out of her enormous love for penguins, Anya Gupta, a young environmentalist, has started the E-Waste Revolution. Anya has made it her mission to protect these helpless creatures and their environment. She is constantly educating her peers and community on how to dispose of electronic waste. Simple collection and recycling of E-Waste at home can make a huge impact! Anya is asking every household to have an E-Waste Bin to collect old electronics to recycle. She has also started annual collection drives to collect old electronics and dispose of them properly so they do not end up in our landfills. Join the E-Waste revolution with Anya and save our precious penguins and marine life today!