time-magazine-reports-how-5g-will-increase-our-already-high-levels-of-e-waste-and-why-this-isn’t-green

11-06-19 02:49:00,

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported before about how digital, electronic, and wireless technology has created an already huge and increasing environmental E-Waste problem due to short life-spans and planned obsolesce.  Unfortunately, some self-proclaimed environmentalists continue to turn a blind eye to this (see 1, 2, 3) and still promote problematic technology as “green” despite E-Waste and other ways it is harmful biologically and environmentally (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

A recent article from Time Magazine confirms the seriousness of E-Waste worldwide and emphasizes how 5G will make this MUCH WORSE:

“That stream (of E-Waste) is expected to turn into a torrent as the world upgrades to 5G, the next big step in wireless technology.”

“…50 million tons of e-waste generated globally last year–a number that stands to skyrocket as consumers replace their old devices with the newest 5G-ready gadgets money can buy.”

“But less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste is recycled….The rest is incinerated or ends up in landfills. That’s bad news, as e-waste can contain harmful materials like mercury and beryllium that pose environmental risks.”

“…technology companies are speeding the pace of obsolescence….”

“Our products today don’t last as long as they used to, and it’s a strategy by manufacturers to force us into shorter and shorter upgrade cycles…”

Activist Post has reported on the many ways that 5G is awful as well as its increasing worldwide opposition.

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