The True Cost Of The Throwaway Society


A recent study has found that we throw away over seventeen million gadgets, such as mobile phones, sat navs, Mp3 players and other devices, these will ultimately end up in landfill taking hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose.

Yet by taking these gadgets to a recycling centre, the public could be getting on average around £44 and that means we are literally throwing away around £762 million, which is the real cost of the throwaway society that we all live in these days.

According to Susanne Baker, who is the senior policy adviser on climate change at EEF, the association representing British manufacturers, she said;

“Electronic equipment in particular is rich with materials which are in high demand but scarce supply.”

“We know many manufacturers are worried about securing stable supplies of these materials at the right price.”

Source [Telegraph]