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Shoot: Toxic E-Waste Recycling in India

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The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. Every year, hundreds of thousands of old computers and mobile phones are dumped in landfills or burned in smelters. Thousands more are exported, often illegally, from Europe, US, Japan and other industrialized countries, to Asia. There, workers in scrap yards, some of whom are children, are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals and poisons.

Greenpeace International is set to release a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analyzing the dust from workshops, as well as waste water, soil and sediment from local rivers show conclusively that all stages in processing the e-waste enable toxic chemicals, including heavy metals, to be released into the workplace and into the surrounding environment.
India E-waste Clipreel
1 Aug, 2005
India E-waste Clipreel
Breaking Electrical Components
11 Aug, 2005
Breaking Electrical Components
Dismantling E-waste
11 Aug, 2005
Dismantling E-waste
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Recycling
11 Aug, 2005
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Recycling
Nafis Malik Soundbite
11 Aug, 2005
Nafis Malik Soundbite
Mhendi's E-waste Shop
11 Aug, 2005
Mhendi's E-waste Shop
E-waste Worker Soundbite
11 Aug, 2005
E-waste Worker Soundbite
Sorting & Sifting E-waste
11 Aug, 2005
Sorting & Sifting E-waste
Where Does E-Waste End Up? - English Version
11 Aug, 2005
Where Does E-Waste End Up? - English Version
Sorting & Dismantling E-waste
11 Aug, 2005
Sorting & Dismantling E-waste
Greenpeace Campaigner Looks at E-waste
11 Aug, 2005
Greenpeace Campaigner Looks at E-waste
Ramapati Kumar Soundbite
11 Aug, 2005
Ramapati Kumar Soundbite
Shetty Sreenath Soundbite
11 Aug, 2005
Shetty Sreenath Soundbite
General Views of Delhi
1 Jan, 2005
General Views of Delhi
Kevin Brigden Soundbites
1 Jan, 2005
Kevin Brigden Soundbites
Kevin Brigden at Exeter Lab
1 Jan, 2005
Kevin Brigden at Exeter Lab
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