Published on January 21st, 2014 | by What2Learn0
The rapid growth in our use of electronic goods for business, educational and personal use has brought us many benefits. Unfortunately it has also brought us a number of challenges. One such challenge is what to do with the huge amount of waste produced when these electronic goods break down or simply become old and obsolete (outdated). This waste is often referred to as ‘e-waste’.
In the UK this issue has been tackled by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations of 2006 (known as ‘WEEE’ for short). These regulations are designed to increase the amount of re-use and recycling of electronic goods. Businesses that do not take every possible opportunity to recycle electronic goods they no longer require can be prosecuted and face large fines.
This is a topic which will come into a number of subjects at GCSE level including Geography and ICT.
But what types of electronics need to be recycled? A visitor to the What2Learn Virtual School created the following game using our fabulous game machine to develop and test your knowledge of the things that must now be recycled. If you would like to try creating your own game click the ‘Make a game’ button above – it is incredibly easy!
Types of Electronics that need to be recycled.