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Should we care about pollution in other parts of the world? If yes, what can we do to limit it?

Much of the world's electronic waste ends up in Guiyu, China, where old parts are recycled but chemicals like mercury leak into the water. Do you care? If yes, what do you do about it?


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    Jun 11 2013: YES! Of course we SHOULD care. Too bad the majority of our society doesn't seem to care. What we can do- walk, carpool, don't be wasteful! Recycle. Encourage other people to do the same. It would be nice if I could drive through a town and see solar panels on every house. Use biofuels, and the most important EDUCATE yourself, others, and your offspring.
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      Jun 24 2013: Good ideas, Haley. Hey, I spoke to you a long time ago on another convo about attending the Burning Man Festival, at that time you were low on funds, I was looking at their ticket page and they do have a low income ticket option if you scroll down some ways: http://tickets.burningman.com/ Applications for those low-income tix have closed this year, but of course next year will be here before you know it. Course by now maybe you're rolling in dough, anyway I think you should do it, those things are maybe the most fun when you're young. I would have sent you this info on your email on your TED profile, but you haven't enabled email, if you check most people's profiles they do set up to let people send them email. If you go, let me know how it was.
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      Jun 24 2013: good points. IMO, it's not only about recycling, but also about consuming less.

      for instance, it seems that we haven't found a way to recycle flat TV screens or smartphones, so the next time we're tempted to buy a bigger TV or the latest smartphone, maybe we should think twice and understand either we really need it or not

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