Where do you think your old TVs and computers go when you're done with them? To a farm where they happily live out the remainder of their days with other old technology? I'm afraid thats just a story your parents told you so you wouldn't get upset when the iPad you grew up with disappeared one day.
The truth is much uglier than rolling green pastures. Its more of a flat, smoke filled, toxic, plastic wasteland.
The western world most definitely has an addiction to technology. I'm not saying technology is bad, it probably does more good than harm. I'm simply pointing out there are better ways of dealing with our waste than putting it on ships to third world countries and forgetting about it.