Search Results for: electronic waste

China: Electronic Wastebasket of the World?

As the world’s largest producer of electronic products, China also plays a key role in the recycling and disposal of e-waste. From old computer parts to refrigerators, a large share of the world’s old electronics end...

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America Ships Electronic Waste Overseas – Terence Chea

From AP: Most Americans think they’re helping the earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they’re contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas. While there are no precise figures, activists estimate that 50 to 80 percent of the 300,000 […]

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Electronic Waste Documentary Preview – Michael Zhao

This film took a very long time (more than a year) to produce. And it took not only a great deal of hard work, but also a lot of sadness to overcome to struggle to the finish line (for now). First I produced a multimedia package on this issue, available at Then my colleagues […]

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eDump: A Multimedia Site About Electronic Waste – Michael Zhao

Today Reuters reports on Guiyu, a Chinese e-wasteland: Guiyu is a modern day gold rush town. But instead of panning for gold in babbling streams, workers shift through piles of broken old computer parts in acrid smelling shacks, smelting down parts with crude equipment to extract valuable metals like gold and copper. [Full text] For […]

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Xinhua: Electronic waste poses mounting challenge

From Xinhua Online: China will soon have its first regulation to deal with the mounting problem of electronic waste. As China emerges as a major global manufacturing and consumer powerhouse, discarded electronics products and household appliances, many filled with toxic chemicals, are piling up, posing a severe threat to the environment and sustainable economic growth. […]

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Foxconn Accused of Wastewater Pollution

Chinese environmental activist Ma Jun has accused two electronics manufacturers, including Apple supplier Foxconn, of environmental violations. From Paul Mozur and Eva Dou at The Wall Street Journal: The report, which was...

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A Night at the Electronics Factory

The New York Times spends a night with workers at Shenzhen’s now-notorious Foxconn plant: And what is life like for a cog in China’s labor-intensive factory model? Mr. Yuan, with the approval of his supervisor, described...

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Photo Series: Villages Filled with E-waste carries some photos taken in Guiyu, Guangdong, and presents the scenes of the e-waste “recycling” processes in the villages of the trash town. Rivers run black, the air is filled with toxic fumes and...

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