Watch: A toxic trash pile grows when gadgets become waste — in a year or less

BY TODAY, 4 SEP 2019
 

Environmental experts have for some years warned about the perils of electronic waste, or e-waste, which not only takes up space in landfills but can be toxic too. But our pile of e-waste is only set to grow.

In fact, it is about to get mountainous. As Singapore prepares to upgrade to the next-generation of lightning fast fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, 4G gadgets could soon be seen as obsolete and mercilessly dumped.

In the third instalment of Trash Talk, we look at the often underestimated problem of electronic waste, and how consumerist lifestyles are adding to the toxic pile.

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