Tech Tuesday: Flying with Phones, Electronic Waste, Gadgets


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In 2017, the world's e-waste for that year will fill a line of 40-ton trucks, end to end, 18,000 miles.



A lot of people will receive shiny new electronics this holiday season. So what happens to the old stuff? A new report shows the world will produce 65 million tons of electronic waste in 2017 alone. This hour we’ll talk about what’s being done to reduce that number. And we’ll learn more about airplane cell phone use– but don’t get ready to chat just yet.


  • Cecilia Kang, Washington Post Reporter
  • Reed Miller, research specialist at MIT, Materials Systems Lab
  • Russell Holly, tech blogger for


StEP E-waste WorldMap

Assistive Technology of Ohio


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