Cybertrash will increase

William K. Shireman : futurist
Cybertrash will increase. Thousands of computers are tossed out every day in California alone, leading to an enormous electronic-waste (e-waste) problem. An estimated 300,000 tons of e-waste ended up in landfills in 2000, bringing with it toxic materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium and posing environmental and health risks. That volume could expand fourfold in the next few years, predicts William K. Shireman of the Global Futures Foundation/The Future 500.