There might just be an answer to ridding ourselves of electronic waste in the future. The University of Illinois in America has created a microchip that dissolves on contact with water. The aim is to then build other electronic devices, such as our mobile phones and laptops out of this same dissolving and transient technology.
If you are thinking – “What if I answer my phone in a rainstorm?” – you needn’t worry, as the goal is for the device to dissolve only at a certain end point, when the device would no longer be required.
What a fantastic solution to the issue of waste control.