A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor unprotected migrant workers.
A Chinese child sits on a pile of hazardous e-waste.
A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.
Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer waste waiting to be scrapped to recover useful plastics and metals.
Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are likely to have been thrown away in Europe, US or Japan and then dumped in China because it is cheaper to dump this hazardous waste in China than dispose of it properly.
Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) reacted angrily to the public launch yesterday of Greenpeace's AIr Pollution Index (API), calling the index "unscientific and misleading [for] the public". The Greenpeace API, which is...
Greenpeace today welcomed China's continuing commitment to clean renewable energy. The Standing Committee of China People's Congress has voted to pass China's first renewable energy law.
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