How E-Waste Is Becoming a Big, Global Problem

4:14 minutes

According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, is produced each year in the U.S. Derek Markham, a contributing writer for Treehugger.com, discusses the global impacts, and why you should think twice before discarding your old cell phone.

Segment Guests

Derek Markham

Derek Markham is a contributing writer for Treehugger.com in Silver City, New Mexico.

Meet the Producer

About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.