Photos: E-waste in a Chinese scrapyard

Photos: E-waste in a Chinese scrapyard

Summary: That old PC you sent for recycling may well end up in an junk pile overseas, where environmentalists say it's a hazard.

TOPICS: PCs, Hardware

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  • PC scrap heap

    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.

  • Nokia monitor frame

    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.

Topics: PCs, Hardware

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