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World's Largest Electronics Waste Dump - 03 Jul 2015 - Sort by:
World's Largest Electronics Waste Dump - 03 Jul 2015
The town of Guiyu in the economic powerhouse of Guangdong province in China has long been known as one of the world's largest electronic waste dump sites. At its peak, some 5,000 workshops in the
village recycle 15,000 tonnes of waste daily including hard drives, mobile phones, computer screens and computers shipped in from across the world. Many of the workers, however, work in poorly
ventilated workshops with little protective gear, prying open discarded electronics with their bare hands. Plastic circuit boards are also melted down to salvage bits of valuable metals such as gold,
copper and aluminum....
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3 Jul. 2015
A recycling electronic waste factory is seen beside... more
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3 Jul. 2015
GUIYU, China
A recycling electronic waste factory is seen beside a field in the township of Guiyu in China's southern Guangdong province June 10, 2015. The town of Guiyu in the economic powerhouse of Guangdong province in China has long been known as one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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3 Jul. 2015
Metal cases are piled up on the outskirts of the township... more
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RTX1IUPR
3 Jul. 2015
Buffalos are seen adjacent to workshops recycling plastic... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A motor tricycle transports electronic waste to one... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Workers illegally distribute old computers and printers... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A polluted river flows past a workshop used for processsing... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A worker distributes electronic waste at a government... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Circuit boards lie inside a home in the township of... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A toy tricycle is seen on circuit boards at a workshop... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Workers recycle CD players at a workshop in the township... more
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3 Jul. 2015
CD players for recycling are seen at a workshop in... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Old cellular phone components are discarded inside... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A worker recycles CD players at a workshop in the township... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Plastic components of electronic waste are packed on... more
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3 Jul. 2015
Motor tricycles carrying electronic waste are transported... more
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RTX1IUQW
3 Jul. 2015
A polluted river flows past a workshop that is used... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A new factory which is to be used for recycling waste... more
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3 Jul. 2015
A man rides a motorcycle through the township of Guiyu... more
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