Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Electronic Wasteland/60 Minutes

On November 9, 2008, CBS featured a story about "recycling" electronic waste, that is actually channeled from the US into China. It describes "one of the most toxic places on Earth," where the "blood of children is laced with lead." "The Electronics Wasteland" news segment reveals that so-called recyclers are actually shipping e-waste overseas and mined for precious metals. T.H.E. Journal features some links for certified ethical recycling if you want to make sure you're recycling properly: http://www.thejournal.com/articles/24101_6 . There's also an interesting article there called "The Dirt on E-Waste" by Dian Schaffhauser.

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