E-waste is an informal name for discarded electronic products. Among them, the e-waste of mobile phone has been a serious issue because the average use-time of the mobile phone is the shortest. It has resulted in some developed countries, including Europe, to export toxic electronic waste to third world. Guardian has reported that third world have poisoned the food chain and environment.
Background_ Our Obsolete Economy
We are living in the obsolete economic world. New obejcts become old objects faster than ever before. The throwaway culture has increased the number of discarded things. Millions of items are thrown away every year, even though they are only slightly damaged and could be mended. As a result, it has accelerated our society to have a throwaway culture.