SM rolls out E-Waste Collection Program

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Every year, the world produces more electronic waste (e-waste) than the last due to advancements in technology that shorten the average life spans of gadgets and electronics. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report, the world generated about 53.6 million metric tons (Mt) of e-waste in 2019, a 21-percent jump from 44.4 Mt in 2014. It is projected to increase to 74.7 Mt. by 2030. What makes e-waste worse compared to most other types of waste is that, if not correctly disposed of, it can release dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury, and lithium, which are toxic to the environment, most especially to humans. Exposure to these chemicals can lead to life-threatening complications such as poisoning, immune system disorders, and even cancer, to name a few. Hence, it is essential to dispose of e-waste responsibly and in an organized manner. Not only will this help ensure human safety and health, but it will also help minimize the negative impact of its disposal on the environment.

CAFE SCIENCETIFIQUE AT THE MIND MUSEUM.

Why Should Pinoy Bother With Science? 
By Evo Joel Contrivida

In celebration of Andres Bonifacio 150th year, the establish Cafe Sciencetifique of The Mind Museum in Taguig City, present a very timing forum and discussion about science in this  world changing climate and how Filipinos should coop up, last November 30, 2013 at the Canopy Plaza of the said museum.

Present as panelist are Renato Solidum of Philvolcs, Gemma Narisma of Manila Observatory, Gerry Bagtasa of UP-IESM, and Ba Racoma of Project Noah from PAG-ASA, and Maribel Garcia of the Mind Museum.  In the recent calamities that hit Philippines, the panelist unanimously agree that majority of Filipinos are superstitious in nature, and lack of knowledge about the  science of different catastrophe plus not being familiar as well with latest gadgets or technology that could be an instrument for survival. This lack of details is one way probe that we Pinoys are lack of Disaster Imagination that could lead to being unprepared.


Panelist encourage everyone to be alert and aware, experts are always in the news explaining and discussing datas and information for whatever disaster is coming in, so we can prepare and avoid many losses.

Cafe Sciencetifique is worldwide movement to bring science to the public through conversations. This is free to the public. The Mind Museum is a project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc, it's the first world class science museum in the Philippines.







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