“E-Waste is Engulfing Us” — Compelling Letter to Editor of Salt Lake’s CityWeekly Newspaper
Securis would like to give a special shout out to Josh Embler of Salt Lake City, UT, who took the time to write an impassioned letter to the editor of his local paper, titled: “E-Waste Is Engulfing Us.”
Here’s an excerpt:
According to EPA studies, more than 80 percent of discarded electronics end up in landfills and incinerators around the country and the world. In the Salt Lake Valley, the Trans-Jordan landfill is right outside the city limits, meaning that toxic chemicals like cadmium, mercury, barium and lead from improperly disposed of “e-waste” can end up leaching into our local water tables and streams. Despite regulations against disposing of e-waste in landfills and incinerators, many are still throwing away their old electronics due to lack of knowledge and convenient recycling options.