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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...

E-Waste: There’s an App for That

Adam Minter of Shanghai Scrap wrote about e-waste in China, an urgent problem that is about the get worse with the introduction of the iPhone, he argues: Before year’s end, Apple and China Unicom will finally launch the...

Video: Following The Trail Of Toxic E-Waste

With lead poisoning in China in the news, 60 Minutes reran and updated their story from last November about e-waste in Guiyu. From their introduction: 60 Minutes is going to take you to one of the most toxic places on Earth...

Photo Series: Villages Filled with E-waste

Wenxuecity.com 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...

China 2008: Environmental Crisis

This next article in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 focuses on the Environment. See also previous posts on Nationalism, the Developing World, and the Global Financial Crisis. China’s environmental...

Following The Trail Of Toxic E-Waste

CBS News has released a preview of this Sunday’s 60 Minutes program about e-dumping in China, which shows a camera crew being roughed up while filming in Guiyu: Jumped by a gang of men overseeing the e-waste operations who...

Greenpeace Says Protest Led Hong Kong To Detain Waste

From AFP: Three containers with suspected toxic electronic waste from the United States were detained by Hong Kong inspectors after environmental activists boarded a cargo ship, a campaigner said Sunday. The activists from...

The Tao of Junk – Daniel Gross

With the focus on exports arriving in the U.S. from China, Slate Magazine looks at what exactly the U.S. is exporting to China: Economists make a big deal out of all the junk we import
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