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How we pollute without realizing it with electronic scrap

To celebrate World Day Against Climate Change, an action was held in Mendoza to collect electronic waste.
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22 December, 2019

Thanks to the action of manyclimate changeactivists, from scientists to teenagers likeGreta Thunberg, the need to act to curbglobal warmingand thus avoiding the serious risks that this brings to ourplanet. Electronic waste is considered highly polluting.

According to theUN(United Nations Organization), global emissions are reaching unprecedented levels and appear to have not yet reached their mark maximum. In addition, he says thatthe last four years have been the hottest in history.

Because ofclimate change, sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, biodiversity is decreasing. We begin to see the fatal impact of climate change on health throughair pollution,heat wavesand risks to food security .

Task for the powerful

To curb these risks, the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, proposes the following actions, which have high potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions and global action for adaptation and resilience:

Finance: mobilization of sources of funding public and private sectors to promote decarbonization of all sectors priority.

Energy transition: accelerating the change of fossil fuels towards renewable energy, in addition to obtaining considerable gains in energy efficiency.

Industrial transition: transformation of industries such as oil, steel, chemical, cement, electronics, gas or information technology.

Nature: emission reduction, increased absorptive capacity and resilience enhancement in forestry, agriculture, oceans and food systems, included in the conservation of biodiversity, boosting supply chains and technology.

Local and city action: progress in mitigation and resilience at urban and local levels, with a special focus on new commitments on low-emission buildings, public transport and urban infrastructure; and resilience for the poor and vulnerable.

Resilience and Adaptation: Fostering global efforts to address and manage the impacts and risks of climate change, particularly in the most vulnerable communities and nations.


Each from his place can join these actions. Be can choose tochange habits that will help decrease the emission of greenhouse gases. For example:

  • Use bicycle, public transport or walking (if distance is short)
  • Decrease meat consumption
  • Preference local products
  • Decrease water and light consumption
  • Reuse products and materials
  • Recycling plastics, paper, cardboard, glass and electronics

In Mendoza

To celebrate World Day Against Climate Change , an electronic waste collection point was installed in Plaza Independencia. They are those that can no longer be used or that are not in operation.

Electronic waste is considered hazardous due to its high level of contamination due to its components. “When he gets out

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