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2.1 Introduction (7). E-waste

 Exercise 11. After watching the video, read the following text. Then, answer the questions.

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem can be avoided. Every year, hundreds of thousands of old computers and mobile phones are dumped in landfills or burned. Thousands more are exported, often illegally, from Europe, the US, Japan and other industrialized countries, to Asia and Africa. There, workers at scrap yards, some of whom are children, are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals and poisons.

a) What is e-waste? E-waste is ___________________

b) Where does most e-waste go? Most e-waste is exported to ___________________________

c) Do you think e-waste is toxic? I think it is toxic because _____________________________

d) E-waste will be a bigger problem in the future because more and more people use more and more electronic devices and change them more often.

 

  Exercise 12. Talk to your partner and try to find a solution to the e-waste problem.

 Governments should .........................(open answer)

 We all should ....................................(open answer)

 Electronic products should ... ...........(open answer)

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