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12 The Julian News September 3, 2014 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear Earth Talk: We must really be swimming in electronic waste, what with all the =Phones and other devices that are so common. How is this all being dealt with? -- Mary Shufelt, New Bern NC With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called "e-waste" may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century. According to BCC Research, consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million TVs, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones in 2012 alone. Most of us discard such items within three years of purchase, and this is driving the global growth in e-waste Juli 3223 Hickman PI., Julian, CA 92036 See Photos on www.realtor.com by some •eight percent a year. Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on behalf of the United Nations found that the growth in demand for and manufacturing of new electronics will result in a 33 percent increase in e-waste globally between 2012 and 2017. But why is e-waste any more of a problem than old fashioned garbage? "Some of the materials in, personal electronics, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, are hazardous and can release dangerous toxins into our air and water when burned or deposited in landfills improperly," reports the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "And throwing away metal components, like the copper, gold, silver and palladium in cell phones and other electronics, leads to needless mining for new metals." Today some 80 percent of unwanted electronics are disposed of improperly. "E-waste is either discarded or exported to emerging nations, where open-air burning and acid baths are used to reclaim precious metals and other elements," reports Maureen O'Donnell in As a result, she adds, "we now EHS Journal. The lack of proper stand at the forefront of a growing controls in such countries, she environmental catastrophe." says, has led to elevated lead The good news is that many levels in children and heavy nations haveenactednewlawsto metals pollution of soil and water, hold manufacturers responsible According to BCC Research, in 2012 alone consumers around the world purchased238.5 million televisions, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobilephones. Most of us discardsuch items within three years of purchase. 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Section 7027.2 says that unlicensed persons whose work qualities under the minor work exemption, less than $300 including material and labor, may advertise, provided that he 0r she state in the advertisement that they are not licensed. The Catitornia Contractors State License Board publishes a tree booklet, "What You Shoutd Know Before You Hire A Contractor," For free information call; 1-800-321-CRB(2752), The Best Real Estate Co. Sheryll Strickland, REALTORS 760-604-2226 Corner of 4th and B Streets, Julian, CA 92036 sheryll.strickland@gmail.com 760-765-1776 CABRE Lic # 01238746 CABRE Lic. # 01324619 voluntary e-waste recycling certification standards. One is the e-Stewards program, which helps those looking to dispose of obsolete electronics identify recycling options that adhere to high standards of environmental responsibility and worker protection. Another program, R2 Certification, run by the non-profit SERI, is supported by several large manufacturers, including DirecTV and Microsoft. Consumers can do their parts by choosing manufacturers that embrace so,called "producer pays" electronics recycling through participation in one of these programs. CONTACTS:ETC, www. electronicstakeback.com; e-Stewards, www.e-stewards.org; SERI, www.sustainableelectronics. org; WEEE, http:llec.europa.eul environmentlwastelweeellegis- en.htm; EarthTalkฎ is written and edited by Ruddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www. emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com by their products. The European Union has led the way with its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which calls on electronics makers to "take back" their products ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: 37-2014-00028532-CU-PT-CTL IN THE MAI-FER OF THE APPLICATION OF: MABEL ELIZABETH WILDE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: MABEL ELIZABETH WILDE and on belhalf of: ELIZABETH ANN WILDE, a minor HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: ELIZABETH ANN WILDE, a minor TO: HUNTER DEAN WILDE, a minor IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 46 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101) on OCTOBER 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition.for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published int. this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON AUGUST 35, 2014. LEGAL: 06715 Publish: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: 37-2014-O0027722-CU-PT-CTL IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: CHEN-YUAN LIN FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: CHEN-YUAN LIN HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: CHEN-YUAN LIN TO: TIMOTHY CHEN-YUAN UN IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested • in this matter appear before this court in Department 46 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101) on OCTOBER 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON AUGUST 19, 2014. LEGAL: 06720 Publish: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 for recycling when consumers upgrade to something new, and [ restricts European countries Start herbs in summer /lltJ t:,,~m. from exporting or importing- . for a fall harvest e-waste. Japan and China are among other countries that have I . Arugula ' passed similar laws. Chervil The U.S. government has yet h Ae" " " to follow suit, but the Electronics il~l//- Chwes Takeback Coalition Che v t.. Cilantro reports that 21 U.S. states Dill have implemented their own Garlic Chives "take back" laws, and several Parsley other states are considering II k. d Watercress similar legislation. 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