E-waste is a growing problem in our world as technology becomes more global. At the beginning of the 21st century, digital technologies started replacing analog devices. But since 2010, even some digital technology is becoming obsolete as newer technology overtakes the old.
This is creating a serious problem in our landfills and in our environment since some studies show that e-waste makes up 70% of the world’s toxic waste. The same study also shows that 3 out of every 5 young Americans don’t know what e-Waste is.
We decided to check out what alternatives are available to properly dispose of our devices. In the process, we learned about FIU’s Digital Collections Center, where analog technology is being preserved while its content is being digitized.