In-country report: Hazardous E-waste has become one of the biggest health risks of this century in Pakistan, with rising trend of bulk imports of used and obsolete computers and other electronic equipment from the West, taking full advantage of “yet to be enacted E-waste laws” in the country.
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His blog post here offers a sobering view of the afterlife of your cell phone (export, toxic threat, and a conduit for your personal information getting into the wrong hands). He has some solutions, too, including responsible recycling by using e-Stewards Certified Recyclers.David Biello, of Scientific American, does.
this comprehensive report published by the Swedish EPA earlier this year. Reported by Martin Forsman Hedman and Fredrik Envall.It has been ten years since BAN's groundbreaking report "Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia." What is the current state of e-waste management globally? Check out
will become hazardous e-waste (some spent batteries contain 40 pounds of lead). Choose the wrong recycler, and you could feed a toxic tide from the US to children in Mexico. Please read this important NYT’s article.The battery starting your car is full of poison and