E-waste problem

Multimedia | August 1, 2000

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem can be avoided. We are pressing leading electronic companies to change to turn back the toxic tide of e-waste.

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An informal recycler sorts through the electronic waste for wires and cable to recover copper.