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EWASTE: LET’S MAKE IOT SENSORS PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM
What do we do with all that ewaste piling up in our closets and other dark and forgotten spaces? Luckily growing demand for a solution is once again throwing up creative ideas. How about IoT sensors out of recyclable materials instead of future ewaste? According to a report from the UN, 50 million tonnes of ewaste is produced globally every year. This amounts to 125,000 jumbo jets, which is more than all the commercial aircraft ever built.  The report says Australia is among the biggest producers of ewaste in the world. And if current trends continue electronic and electrical waste is expected to keep growing, especially with the Internet of Things turning everyday items such as washing machines, kettles and mattresses into additional sources of ewaste. READ MORE