Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Users of digital mobile phones may soon be able to send faxes directly from their handsets. Vodafone of the UK is carrying out trials of a service that would allow its subscribers to use the short message service facility to compose faxes. The message can be up to 160 characters-long and is relayed to its destination via a call centre that converts the information into a conventional fax message. A short trial of the system has given successful results.