Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are concepts taught to our society starting at a young age. But it is important to add another word to this popular saying, Rethink. The only way to successfully eliminate E-waste would be to rethink the methods of how we are creating products in the first place. Companies are starting to face the challenging task of creating products that are environmentally friendly, but the products aren't the only part of the system that is harming the environment. Packaging and software also can have negative effects on the environment. Companies are creating packaging that comes from recycled material, so now they can continue to be recycled over and over again to just create more packaging when they are done. The pressure is now falling onto engineers to face the challenge of "greener" electronics.
In today's world, a lot of focus is put on using "green" approaches throughout technology, in order to help sustain our environment. This program looks into the electronics business, and discusses the effects in continuing to produce electronics that are harming the environment and people around them. Not only do the physical electronic devices cause controversy, but the software and packing that can be harmful to the environment as well.