As our good friend Lupe Fiasco once said, “America’s one big [ahem] garbage man. If you ain’t know you’re part and parcel of the problem.” ¬†And so, in honor of Earth Day, we’re trying to un-ain’t-know by highlighting this article by Gizmodo on e-waste!

TL;DR: The US alone tosses out 7.1 million metric tons (about 16,000,000,000 lbs) of e-waste every year.