May 28, 2021


Electronics are needed
In a digital age like now,
But when they need to be disposed
There’s a certain way how!

E-waste can be toxic
And pollute water, soil and air,
Cause terrible health problems
If not handled with care!

Buy what you need, not what you want
Reduce dependence and strife.
Don’t always buy the latest and greatest
Reuse and stretch its life! 

Don’t throw them or burn them
Or leave them strewn around.
Don’t keep them near heat
Or toss them as garbage onto the ground!

Hand them over to authorized people
Who’ll recycle them in the right way.
Let’s make Mother Earth
Cleaner day by day!




By Lauren Coelho
Lauren L Coelho is a student of Sophia High School, Bengaluru, studying in 8th std. She loves to dabble in writing when time permits.
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Comment on this article

  • Lauren C, Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Thank you everyone for your encouragement and ideas!

  • Joseph/Judith D'silva nee Colaco, Kulshekar/Mangalore

    Mon, May 31 2021

    Congratulations dear Lauren. This poem should be read by everybody in the present day world. It is very well written and makes each one realize how important it is to dispose of E-Waste in a proper way. Keep writing and enlighten everybody with your good thoughts. We are very proud of you.

  • LMDSilva,, Canada

    Sun, May 30 2021

    Awesome work Lauren! So refreshing for a young person as yourself to be mindful of how we should respect our environment. We all have a part to play and your poem is a good reminder to us all.

  • Ambrose Pereira, Bajpe

    Sun, May 30 2021

    Well written Lauren, especially for a tween this little poem is very, very well written. Continue and develop the writing habit and it will pay off in the long run. Here is a challenge: write a page about "A dialogue with my toilet - how would I resolve the problem when our toilet goes on strike" and then write a second page on "reaction from our toilet to my proposal to resolve the strike". Abstract+Creative writing on imaginary concepts helps improve your ability to think and also your writing skills. These creative writing skills are very important in high-end college examinations

  • P Monteiro, Mumbai

    Sun, May 30 2021

    Lauren, Nice topic, nice poem.

  • Abhignya, Blore

    Sun, May 30 2021

    Lauren it’s a superb write up !! Very thoughtful and helpful.. beautifully articulated

  • Sr. Laurencia, Convent of St. Birgitta

    Sat, May 29 2021

    Dear Loren. I am proud of you. You already for see the future and our environment. Hope and wish you become a Scientist. Happy to see your face which otherwise I can't see bec. Of lockdown in person.

  • Ian, Toronto

    Sat, May 29 2021

    Beautiful Poem with a powerful message! Kudos & keep it up!

  • Roby, Dubai

    Sat, May 29 2021

    Congrats Lauren

  • Marina Dias, Mangalore

    Sat, May 29 2021

    Lovely poem, Lauren! Keep writing and spreading awareness. God bless.

  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sat, May 29 2021

    Well done my friend, Mr Lauren Coelho in respect of E-Waste. You have very intelligently explained your presentation on this subject. Good for you. Keep it up and progress. May the Good Lord Bless you !! Love from me - Ben D'Souza Prabhu

  • Louvina Andrade, Mangalore

    Fri, May 28 2021

    Dear Lauren, Very well written poem. For better or verse, E-waste needs to be disposed responsibly. Its true, I often buy what I want, not what I need. Congratulations once again. Keep up the reading and writing.

  • John Monteiro, Bondel, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 28 2021

    Congratulations Lauren on your boni on Daiji website It should be first of many such. Good luck and God bless.

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