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E-waste: 1/10 of 10

e-waste

How to combat the growing menace of e-waste

Anja ffrench

31st May,2011

More robust enforcement of laws designed to tackle the growing problem of e-waste is urgently needed, says Anja ffrench of Computer Aid, along with improved management of electrical waste by governments more...
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UK company implicated in toxic e-waste trail from London to West Africa

Andrew Wasley

14th May, 2011

The Environmental Investigation Agency and BBC Panorama use GPS to prove British electronic waste is being exported to poor African nations where it threatens the environment and human health. Andrew Wasley reports more...
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Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...
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Criminal gangs cash in on thriving illegal e-waste trade

Matilda Lee

2nd December, 2010

The Environment Agency and Interpol are being forced to tackle the growing trade in electrical waste to stop our unwanted TVs, computers and refrigerators falling into the wrong hands more...

Poverty forces Roma people to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel and Jemima Roberts

12th October, 2010

Persecuted Roma communities in France are being forced to scavenge for dangerous e-waste, potentially threatening health and questioning the country's recycling policies more...

Revealed: scandal of Roma people forced to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel

12th October, 2010

In the wake of President Sarkozy's crackdown on the Roma people, an Ecologist investigation uncovers how poverty and discrimination are forcing persecuted communities to scratch a living recycling France's growing mountain of e-waste - potentially threatening health and raising questions over the effectiveness of waste policies

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China e-waste map

Low-cost e-waste recycling in China releasing catalogue of pollutants

Ecologist

3rd September, 2010

The world's growing waste mountain of mobile phones, computers and other electronic goods is being illegally recycled in unregulated and primitive conditions in China and causing significant toxic pollution more...
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UN warns India and China over growing problem of e-waste

Ecologist

22nd February, 2010

African and Asian countries need proper electronic waste recycling systems to prevent the surge in consumer demand creating toxic e-waste mountains more...
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The dangers of e-waste

Dr. Keith Baker

4th June, 2009

In February 2009 the Environment Agency began its first prosecution against an individual for an e-waste crime, and claims to have prevented 33 shipments in the previous six months. more...
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Manufactured Landscapes

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Ever wondered where computers go when they die? Or what the endless expanse of a Chinese factory floor actually looks like? This film is a meditation on the consumer world more...

E-waste: 1/10 of 10

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