Where Does E-Waste End Up?

A Greenpeace scientist, Kevin Brigden, analyzed the soil and water of two large e-waste recycling markets India and China and found extremely high levels of contamination.


In light of this, leading electronics companies have vowed to begin developing safer, non-toxic alternatives in their products. Why isn’t this waste processed in the United States since most of the electronic components were used there? How does it feel to know that the technology consumption of advanced countries puts people of developing countries at risk?