Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bio-Tag: e-waste

"E-waste is routinely exported by developed countries to developing ones, often in violation of the international law. This practice is legal because the US has not ratified the Basel Convention." via Greenpeace

"Recycling old electronics keeps toxic components from contaminating the environment. Recycled improperly, however, they could end up polluting not only your area but also other countries." via PC World

"A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the US was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland China meaning that - under Chinese law - the import was illegal. Activists boarded the YM Success, pitched a tent on top of the containers and prevented the illegal e-waste from being offloaded." via Greenpeace

1 comment:

Second Rotation said...

I like the videos. Sending our E-Waste to developing nations is a terrible practice and one that we need to stop.

I work with a company that tries to eliminate E-waste (and therefore stop this practice) promoting reuse, which we feel is the best solution for the E-Waste problem. With reuse, the lifespan of your gadget is increased and someone gets to benefit from a device that they have always wanted.

We have to stop sending our toxic waste overseas.