Thursday, August 8, 2013

Where does e-waste go?

This is an excellent, informative 7 minute video by The Story of Stuff: The Story of Electronics, why designed for the dump is toxic for people and the planet

If all goes according to their plan, this is the sort of unfiltered, un-recycled, toxic waste the Shire of Mornington will allow to be discarded as landfill on a disused quarry on the beautiful Arthurs Seat, an area known for its peace, beauty and wildlife. 

There are other viable options and not surprisingly the local community is unimpressed and is energetically fighting the outdated and shortsighted plan.

There's more about the plans the Shire of Mornington has been working on behind closed doors here Save Arthurs Seat and  Waste Management in the Shire of Mornington.



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. I did comment, but then got bombed out - frustrates me!

Our rare-earth minerals are creating lots of advantages .. but with our throw-away society we're creating so much waste it's unbelievable ...

Years ago - the words "planned obsolescence" were bandied about .. but now it's just throw-away .. there's no value in keeping and protecting anything ...

I just don't know if this generation or the next one is going to get this sorted - so 50 years time .. who knows .... a generation is 25 years I learnt many years ago - another anomaly!

Cheers Hilary

Sue Travers said...

Hilary, the consumer society has become addicted to spending. It has to stop sometime and hopefully sooner rather than later.