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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 12, 2008
E-waste in China has been getting more attention in the Western media, with a report on last week’s 60 Minutes program. Chemistry World magazine also reports on new findings on elevated levels of lead and miscarriages in...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 6, 2008
Discarded computers waiting to be dismantled in Guiyu, by Bert van Dijk
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2008
A new report from the Government Accountability Office blames the Environmental Protection Agency for the dumping of hazardous electronic waste into other countries such as China. From the Washington Post: The 63-page report...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 27, 2007
Another chapter in the Guiyu e-waste story, this time from Daily Telegraph with a holiday twist: The Chinese town of Guiyu is the graveyard of Christmas past. It is where presents – game consoles, laptops, mobile phones – come to die. It is also where they are reborn. In this giant scrap-yard, so dangerously polluted […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 8, 2007
Salon’s How the World Works blog writes about Michael Zhao’s eDump documentary: A lifetime of blog posts decrying the environmental toll of high-tech industrial production does not begin to approach the impact of Michael Zhao‘s 20-minute documentary on the processing of e-waste in Guiyu, China. The images are extraordinary and unforgettable. The land, air, and […]
by Michael Zhao | Nov 5, 2007
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 michaelzhao.net/eDump. Then my colleagues […]
by Kate Zhao | Jul 12, 2007
From Treehugger.com: When used computers, televisions and other electronic products are ready to go up to that big scrap heap in the sky, they often end their journeys lying in some large landfill in China. Indeed, over the last decade, China has quickly become the de facto repository for developed countries’ discarded electronics, known collectively […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 16, 2007
by Zhaohua Li | Jan 26, 2007
The revelation by a minister in the UK earlier this week that the volume of Britain’s trash shipments to China have increased nearly 160-fold in the last decade prompted calls from the Liberal Democrats for the country to take care of more of its own recycling. Now it seems China it also looking into the […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”