hitech trash

High-Tech Trash Will your discarded TV end up in a ditch in Ghana? By Chris Carroll National Geographic Staff Photograph by Peter Essick June is the wet season in Ghana, but here in Accra, the capital, the morning rain has ceased. As the sun heats the humid air, pillars of black smoke begin to rise above the vast Agbogbloshie Market. I … Continue reading

ewaste recycling facility wuhan china


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An employee sorts discarded computers at a newly opened electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, China. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is the fastest growing commodity in the waste stream, with a growth rate five times that of other parts of the business. http://www.chinawhisper.com/the-disaster-of-e-waste-in-china/ Mounds of electronic waste pile up each day in Beijing’s Houbajia village as … Continue reading