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Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

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.

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

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...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

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.

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals. The fan is vain attempt to disperse the highly toxic fumes created by the smelting.

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After...

Image | 2005-03-09 at 8:00

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.

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near an e-waste scrap yard. The circuit boards will be smelted by hand to extract metals. Smelting releases highly poisonous gases and pollutes the environment.

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

A Chinese child sits on a pile of hazardous e-waste.

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

A Chinese child sits on a pile of hazardous e-waste.

Greenpeace uncovers electronic waste (e

Image | 2005-03-18 at 8:00

Greenpeace uncovers electronic waste (e-waste) storage area in Hong Kong's northern New Territories. E-waste traders use Hong Kong as a 'staging post' for e-waste from developed countries before transporting across the border into mainland China...

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

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.

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