Where does your old electronic waste end up? A lot of people wouldn't have a clue and would be surprised to find out that most e-waste ends up in landfills or incinerators or, more recently, are exported to Asia. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and closets.
The graphic below shows where e-waste ends up and what the consequences are.
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The Open Data Platform has arrived, but not all Hadoop vendors are on board. The initiative, aimed at boosting interoperability, formed a backdrop for discussion at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference.