In its own small way, EDGE DPUB wants to raise awareness of the issue of electrical waste. The electrical devices, among many others, that are used to create and read e-books end up being thrown away and recycled. The recycling process, however, does not guarantee the complete disposal and reuse of these devices. In fact, a huge amount is exported to countries like Africa where they are put into illegal waste dumping and people try to extract the metals in very rudimentary ways which leads to grave health issues.
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Less than one in five electronic devices is recycled, wasting precious resources. How can we kick start a more sustainable production cycle? A look at new initiatives dealing with e-waste in France and Germany.
As more and more of us use and replace electronic devices, manufacturers have failed to offer solutions for how to deal with the resulting waste, and much of it is exported to a toxic dump in Ghana where scavengers do their best to salvage what they can.
Pakistan has become an illegal dumping ground for some of the 50 million tons of e-waste created each year. Karachi's poor earn a living from the toxic detritus, but the vicious cycle of consumption could prove fatal.
A powerful documentary about the dumping of toxic computer wastes on developing nations, specifically Guiyu, China. See also the book with the same title. Download PDF here.
An investigation for Sunday's Dateline in 2011, has found a mountain of old electronic equipment dumped in what were once picturesque wetlands in Ghana in West Africa.
Fraudsters in Ghana show how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globe.