Hey blog readers. Welcome to [insert your grade here]! I hope your first day back at school was excellent, that you love your schedule, teachers, etc., and that you couldn’t be more fired up for the year. I’m fired up for you!
In recognition of this momentous occasion, I give you a cool YouTube clip that relates to something we were talking about last week: e-waste! It seems the decision makers in Toronto are making it easy to recycle all of our electronic stuff (and that they’re pretty funny, too).
Check it out:
Cool, huh? Who knew public service announcements (PSAs, for short) could be so hilarious?
Anyway, as Elin Kelsey says in Not Your Typical Book About the Environment, electronic devices contain toxic chemicals such as cadmium and mercury. She goes on to say, “You don’t have to worry about them when they’re safely doing their jobs inside your computer or MP3 player, but if they get loose in the dump — watch out!”
Those chemicals can hang around long enough to affect the health of your
great-great-great-great-great grandchildren (!), so disposing of them properly is super-important. Nice one, Toronto!
That’s it for me, guys. Let me know what you think of the video — and how your first day in [insert your grade here] went! I’m dying to know!