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.
The E-Waste Curse: The deadly effect of dumping E-waste in Pakistan Pakistan has become an illegal dumping ground for some of the 50 million tons of e-waste created each year. Karachi’s poor earn a living from the toxic detritus, but the vicious cycle of consumption could prove fatal. In Pakistan, the massive arrival of electronic
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You buy a new phone or computer and you take your old one to a local recycler. It’s the green thing to do, right? Well, it turns out a lot of those devices may not be getting recycled at all. The United States is the single largest producer of electronic waste, generating almost 8 million
According to a new report, the world’s e-waste — discarded smart phones, iPads, and televisions — will grow by 33 percent to 72 million tons in just three years. Dan Ackerman, editor at CNet, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with more on how to combat this troubling trend. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/china-electronic-waste-e-waste/ Guiyu, China (CNN) — Did you