Electronics are advancing drastically every single day, but what happens to the older electronics? In the United States, about 400 million units of consumer electronics are being thrown out because of these products being replaced. Electronics end up being incinerated, in landfills, or exported. Using these methods to dispose of e-waste is hazardous due to toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and beryllium. Here you can learn how these methods affect everything around us and how to properly dispose of these materials to better the environment.