The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling
SHOTLIST Mumbai – 23 June, 2008 1. Banner on truck loaded with e-waste saying- “Safe and Secure electronic waste disposal” 2. Various of unloading of the e-waste from the truck 3. Zoom in to the bag containing circuit boards, which are sent to Belgium for recovery of precious metals 5. Various of keyboards piled up
Compilation of a week in the life of picking up e-waste. 6 pick ups over 4 days using my go pro camera. Hope it give those that may be interested in starting up a small recycling biz’ some insight into what e-waste looks like as it comes in day to day. As well as being
The U.S. leads the world in e-waste, and while electronic recycling is increasingly popular, what happens after consumers drop off their computers, phones and other products is less clear. A watchdog group has found a lot of tossed junk, with its toxic components, winds up in poorer nations — and that very little recycling is
The world’s disposal of electronic waste is increasing, and it’s China that receives about 70 percent of it. Processing the growing mountain of electronic junk has come at a high cost for many living in and around the factories. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing.