thank u sir
On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:26 PM, subhaschandra bhajantri <
> thank you sir
> On 10 Mar 2017 4:12 p.m., "Gurumurthy K" <itfc.stfk...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear teachers,
>> it seems on an average we will buy 29 cell phones during our life time
>> .... which is a huge threat to our environment, in multiple ways ... please
>> read article below... lets use our current phones as long as possible ...
>> and try to replace non working parts, dead batteries etc ....
>> This is also a general principle I think - moving from the 'use and
>> throw' culture to 're-use and conserve' culture.... India has been in many
>> ways the 're-use and conserve' culture, but now rapidly moving to the use
>> and throw culture....
>> What 10 Years of Smartphone Use Mean for the Planet
>> Tuesday, March 07, 2017 By Elizabeth Jardim, Greenpeace | Op-Ed
>> Smartphones have undeniably changed our lives -- and the world -- in a
>> very short amount of time. Just ten years ago, we took pictures with
>> cameras, used maps to plan routes, and kept in touch with friends and
>> family using T9 text messages.
>> If you're among the more than 2 billion people in the world that now uses
>> a smartphone, chances are pretty good you remember your first smartphone.
>> You remember how your life changed when your phone suddenly became
>> connected to the internet and became a tool to find your way around almost
>> anywhere instantaneously, send emails on the go, stay in touch with loved
>> ones 24/7, and answer all your random curiosities.
>> But do you remember when you got your second smartphone? Or your third?
>> Do you remember how many smartphones you've had since 2007?
>> We wanted to find out how many smartphones had been made since Apple's
>> first iPhone came on to the market in 2007, and the answer surprised us --
>> more than 7 billion. That means that if every smartphone ever made was
>> still operational, there would be roughly enough for every person on the
>> Of course, this is not the case. The average phone in the United States
>> is used for just over 2 years, despite the fact it can function for longer.
>> Phone users are often lured into prematurely replacing their phones --
>> either because they are up for a new contract and the new phone appears to
>> be "free" or because of a single failing part, such as the screen or
>> battery, that's too complicated or expensive for the average person to
>> At this rate, we're all on track to use at least 29 phones in our
>> This rapid turnover of devices is what leads to record profits for
>> smartphone manufacturers year after year. It also leads to many damaging
>> impacts on people and our planet.
>> Miners in remote landscapes extract tons of metal ore and precious metals
>> for these devices. From there, these materials pass through a complex
>> refining, processing, and manufacturing supply chain. Workers in
>> electronics factories are often unknowingly exposed to hazardous chemicals
>> that damage their health. These facilities our powered by an energy mix
>> that is dominated by fossil fuels, which furthers the impacts of climate
>> In our new report "From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of Ten
>> Years of Smartphones" we unpack the problems with the current smartphone
>> production model.
>> Here is some of what we found:
>> * 7.1 billion smartphones have been produced since 2007.More than 60
>> different elements are commonly used in the manufacturing of smartphones.
>> While the amount of each element in a single device may seem small, the
>> combined impacts of mining and processing these precious materials for 7
>> billion devices is significant.In 2014 alone, e-waste from small IT
>> products like smartphones was estimated to be 3 million metric tons. Less
>> than an estimated 16 percent of global e-waste is recycled.Only two
>> (Fairphone and LG G5) of 13 models reviewed had easily replaceable
>> batteries. This means consumers are forced to replace their whole devices
>> when the battery life starts to dwindle.Since 2007, roughly 968 terawatt
>> hours (TWh) has been used to manufacture smartphones, which is nearly the
>> same as one year's power supply for India (973 TWh in 2014).At end-of-life,
>> current design makes disassembly difficult, including the use of
>> proprietary screws and glued in batteries; therefore, smartphones are often
>> shredded and sent for smelting when "recycled." Given the small amounts of
>> a wide diversity of materials and substances in small devices, smelting is
>> inefficient, or ineffective, at recovering many of the materials.*
>> The recent recall of Samsung's overheating and explosive Galaxy Note 7
>> phones is a prime example of the problems with the current production model
>> -- rushed design and production cycles can lead to costly mistakes. After
>> investigating, the company attributed the battery flaws in part to
>> accelerated production efforts to outpace competitors. Recalling the phones
>> was the right choice. But now Samsung needs to decide what to do with the
>> 4.3 million handsets.
>> Since November 2016, we've been calling on the company to reuse and
>> recycle phones. To date, Samsung has not revealed its plan. Join us in
>> calling on Samsung to recycle these phones and commit to making phones in
>> the future that can be easily repaired, reused, and recycled.
>> *Despite the many challenges that confront it, the IT sector is well
>> positioned to fix these problems and set an example for all industries by
>> moving from a linear to a circular production model -- one that reuses
>> precious raw materials.*
>> As IT companies have shown again and again, technology and creativity can
>> be used as powerful forces to disrupt outdated business models. Leading IT
>> companies can become the greatest advocates for a circular production model
>> and a renewably powered future. The brightest designers can create
>> toxic-free gadgets to last, be repairable, and ultimately be transformed
>> into something new.
>> source - http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39729-what-10-years-of
>> 1.ವಿಷಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೇದಿಕೆಗೆ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲು ಈ ಅರ್ಜಿಯನ್ನು ತುಂಬಿರಿ.
>> - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevqRdFngjbDtOF8Yxg
>> 2. ಇಮೇಲ್ ಕಳುಹಿಸುವಾಗ ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಕೆಲವು ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ.
>> 3. ಐ.ಸಿ.ಟಿ ಸಾಕ್ಷರತೆ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ರೀತಿಯ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪುಟಕ್ಕೆ ಭೇಟಿ
>> ನೀಡಿ -
>> 4.ನೀವು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಾ ? ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ
>> ತಿಳಿಯಲು -http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Public_
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> 1.ವಿಷಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೇದಿಕೆಗೆ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲು ಈ ಅರ್ಜಿಯನ್ನು ತುಂಬಿರಿ.
> - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevqRdFngjbDtOF8YxgeXeL
> 2. ಇಮೇಲ್ ಕಳುಹಿಸುವಾಗ ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಕೆಲವು ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ.
> 3. ಐ.ಸಿ.ಟಿ ಸಾಕ್ಷರತೆ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ರೀತಿಯ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪುಟಕ್ಕೆ ಭೇಟಿ
> ನೀಡಿ -
> 4.ನೀವು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಾ ? ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ
> ತಿಳಿಯಲು -http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/
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1.ವಿಷಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೇದಿಕೆಗೆ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲು ಈ ಅರ್ಜಿಯನ್ನು ತುಂಬಿರಿ.
2. ಇಮೇಲ್ ಕಳುಹಿಸುವಾಗ ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಕೆಲವು ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ.
3. ಐ.ಸಿ.ಟಿ ಸಾಕ್ಷರತೆ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ರೀತಿಯ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪುಟಕ್ಕೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿ -
4.ನೀವು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಾ ? ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಯಲು
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