E-Waste Mountains: Old Chromebooks Piling Up As They Fail Just As Planned By Google

According to The Verge, Google’s low-end laptops, called Chromebooks, are creating massive electronic waste (e-waste) piles thanks to planned obsolescence.

During the pandemic, schools bought Chromebooks in droves to keep their students connected amid the height of remote learning.

However, Google builds these low-end options to fail. And now that they’re all breaking, e-waste mountains are piling up and can seriously impact the environment.