Monday, November 27, 2006
Gettin' (e)wasted on "toxic hand me downs".
Just after my last Mirror column on E-waste, read about this major UN conference this week. 120 countries meeting for 5 days in Kenya to troubleshoot re: the copious amounts of highly toxic electronic garbage flooding into developing countries.
Often well-intentioned "donations" of old computers etc. to poor nations can end up being more hazard than help. According to this article, last year about 500 containers of old electronics arrive in Lagos every month.
Where then we can imagine they land in scenarios similar to the above.....
I especially love the e-ad here, perfect.
Posted by Anna at 2:34 PM