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Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from being photographed. Guo is the boss of a small workshop that recycles printer refuse and e-trash in Nanyang, near Guiyu in Guangzhou province
Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After sorting the circuit boards they will be burned over open fires to extract metals. The smelting releases large amounts of poisonous gases.
Young workers "bake" computer motherboards from e-waste in a workshop to remove valuable metals. The baking produces highly dangerous fumes and toxic waste which is then dumped.
A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu. Along side domestic rubbish the water is badly polluted with toxic waste from the e-waste recycling yards in the town.
Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.
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