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What a Waste eWaste

Fifty million tons of electronic waste, including cell phones, computers and toasters, are piling up every year, leaching poisons into soil and groundwater. Science is helping us extract valuable minerals (like gold!) hidden within our discarded gadgets.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - December 2008 Electronic Waste and China

When we dispose of electronic devices like computers and cell phones we don’t throw them in the garbage. Because they contain toxic substances, we dump them at places where they can be recycled. But a lot of this electronic garbage is ending up in China. In this News in Review story we’ll look at one Chinese town where so-called e-waste ...
  • 2008
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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