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eWaste

Page history last edited by David Shutkin 6 years, 11 months ago

 

Dr. Shutkin's Lecture Presentation:  eWaste, or the Mysterious Relationship of Humanity to Garbage

 

A Few New Resources

 

11 Facts About Sweatshops | Do Something

 

A serious game about sweatshops…you won't find it in Apple's App Store

Apple doesn't think tackling taboos can be the domain of video games. That's the message its ban on Sweatshop sends out. (With a link to the online version of the game).

Simon Parkin

theguardian.com, Friday 22 March 2013

 

Phone Story is an educational game about the dark side of your favorite smart phone. Follow your phone's journey around the world and fight the market forces in a spiral of planned obsolescence. 

 

Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground

On the outskirts of Ghana's biggest city sits a smoldering wasteland, a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth. The locals call it Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: ©2010Basel Action Network (BAN)

Basel Action Network  BAN is the world’s only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, they confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world’s toxic waste and pollution on our global village’s poorest residents. At the same time they actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises — banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products.


 

eWaste Debate Resources:

 


 

  After Dump, What Happens To Electronic Waste?

Listen to an NPR Interview with Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Basal Action Network, which monitors electronic waste around the globe.   


 

E-Stewards:  The Globally Responsible way to Recycle your Electronics


 

The Story of Electronics: the electronics industry’s “design for the dump” mentality 

The Story of Electronics, released on November 9th, 2010 at storyofelectronics.org, takes on the electronics industry’s “design for the dump” mentality and champions product take back to spur companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the eight-minute film explains ‘planned obsolescence’—products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible—and its often hidden consequences for tech workers, the environment and us. The film concludes with an opportunity for viewers to send a message to electronics companies demanding that they “make ‘em safe, make ‘em last, and take ‘em back.”

The film was made in close partnership with the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, a national network of over 30 environmental and health organizations working to promote green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.


Footprint Calculator

How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

 


Frontline: poisoned waters

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination.

With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists note that many new pollutants and toxins from modern everyday life are already being found in the drinking water of millions of people across the country and pose a threat to fish, wildlife and, potentially, human health.

In Poisoned Waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystem.
Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/etc/synopsis.html#ixzz1W6RGaMIc


 

Futurama

Futurama: e-Waste Delivery
Fry, Leela and Bender find pollution and child labor when they visit the Third World of the Antares System to deliver e-waste.


 

e-waste from greenpeace

 

Greenpeace's version of the Apple Commercial.

 

 

E-Waste: Dumping on the Poor 电子垃圾污染穷国

 

 

 

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