What are some ways that recycling could hurt the environment instead of help it?



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    I’ve got a good one. Electronic waste can be harmful to the environment and organisms (including people) if it is recycled improperly. The monitor, among other things, contains very toxic chemicals, and if the proper recycling methods aren’t implemented, then these toxins can be released. This very thing is happening to children in Africa and elsewhere. Our electronic waste is being shipped over there and as a developing country, Africa does not have a proper way of recycling our waste. So often times young children are handling the parts and potentially being exposed to these toxins. 

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