Images: Where tech really goes to waste

Images: Where tech really goes to waste

Summary: Potentially toxic wastes gather in overseas workshops where electronics gear from the U.S. and Europe is dismantled.

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  • Discarded PC cases pile up at a scrapyard in Guiyu, China. Greenpeace International in August 2005 issued a report (click here for PDF) detailing the presence of potentially toxic wastes in overseas workshops where electronics gear from the U.S. and Europe is dismantled.

  • A boy in Guiyu holds the front frame of a discarded Nokia monitor. CRT monitors are considered an environmental and health hazard because their tubes and glass can contain several pounds of lead.

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