More Reasons to Recycle Electronics Ethically

Julie Slavet
Jun 26, 2009

FRONTLINE/World had a great special on electronics recycling the other night. It describes the terrifying world of the global e-waste trade and traces what happens to American electronics once they are shipped to developing countries where people — including young children — incinerate them and rummage through them for parts. The program’s website has some great resources as well, including an interactive map on the global e-waste trade and guidance on e-waste laws and ethical recycling options. E-waste is a huge threat to our waterways but unfortunately, most people aren’t even aware its hazards and the importance of recycling electronics as ethically as possible.

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