I think we should not keep iPads if people are going to use it for social media or games. But iPad is a very powerful tool for learning too so if we use these iPads correctly, we can develop on learning. But, I don’t think people are not responsible for using these iPad. There is one more problem of having iPads. The problem is the E waste that is sent to different countries illegally. The E-waste is something that is electronic and can’t be used. Basically an electronic waste. These E wastes go to a lot of places secretly from a lot of countries for example Australia to Ghana. In our class we watched a video about a lot of electronic product going from Australia to Ghana and I want you guys to know about this problem so that before you guys throw away these iPads, you think twice where the waste is going go.
In these country people are trying to get some copper or gold in the electronic products. These two elements are really hard to get out from these electronics so people burn plastic to get these elements. The problem is that if you burn plastic, it becomes a toxic gas. Toxic gas is bad for your body and you can have a lung cancer and a lot of other organ cancers. This is the reason why electronics are not recycled in countries that have a lot of electronic waste. If these country recycled the electronic waste they will waste a lot of money and if they burn the electronics, it still costs a lot of money to burn these electronics and take care of the toxic gas. Also do you know why a lot of people want gold and copper? It’s because they want money. They only can earn less than a dollar every day by selling copper and gold. Money is a big problem of e waste and to prevent this from happening we could start sending these electronic products to the recycling centre.
Please vote for if we should have iPads or not in the comment.
Also the information I found is this. E-Waste Hell.” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2014.