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Obama Still Has Time To Curb A Toxic Waste Crisis Caused By Gadgets

Electronics can wreak havoc on the planet when they’re discarded irresponsibly, and a new petition is zeroing in on a major organization making the problem worse: the federal government.

Currently, a legal loophole allows organizations used by the government to export electronic waste ― like discarded smartphones, computers, televisions and monitors ― to other countries, where they’re dismantled by workers in unsafe conditions.

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