China: The electronic wastebasket of the world

       HaitiDreams are not completely disconnected from ChinaDreams, 
particularly when all electronics comes from the same factories in China, and
all countries need to dispose of their cultural trash.



June3-2013HaitiBlog3

China: The electronic wastebasket of the world

By Ivan Watson, CNN

Did you ever wonder what happens to your old laptop or cellphone when you throw it away? Chances are some of your old electronic junk will end up in China.

According to a recent United Nations report, “China now appears to be the largest e-waste dumping site in the world.”

E-waste, or electronic waste, consists of everything from scrapped TVs, refrigerators and air conditioners to that old desktop computer that may be collecting dust in your closet.

Many of these gadgets were initially manufactured in China. Through a strange twist of global economics, much of this electronic junk returns to China to die.

 

Read and watch the video here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/china-electronic-waste-e-waste



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