11.請依下文回答第 41 題至第 45 題
E-waste is being produced on a scale never seen before. Computers and other electronic devices 41 obsolete in
just a few years, leaving consumers with few alternatives but to catch up by buying newer models. Tens of millions of
tons of computers, TVs, VCRs, monitors, cell phones, and other gadgets 42 each year. Unfortunately, in most
parts of the world, the bulk of all this e-waste 43 landfills, where it poisons the environment. This is because it
contains a variety of toxic 44 such as lead, mercury, and arsenic that leak into the ground. In theory, recycling
seems to be a good 45 . However, the problem is that a large percentage of e-waste dropped off for recycling in
rich countries is sold to the developing world, where its toxin may threaten the health of people living there.