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Marceline Schubert
Marceline Schubert

In y opinion, the reason why developing countries tend to produce more e-waste than developed ones is the production of low-grade gadgets are rampant because of affordability issues. Low quality products are most likely go to waste as it breaks down easily. Do read about how you can act on having a clean and green environment here

Esmeraldo  Solemnidad Bustillo
Esmeraldo Solemnidad Bustillo

Everything has a darker side.  Technology is no exception.  After just a year or two of use many of these so-called gadgets are discarded, despite the symbols that appeared on many back labels, like an ordinary thrash. 

Perhaps it is the responsibility of the tech giants who sold these gadgets —mobile technology in particular — to grant a few of their earnings in educating the rest of the world as far as the proper disposal and recycling of these e-waste.  True this story is nothing new anymore, but the point here is this, did this tech giants who manufactured and sold these gadgets that are now e-waste ever did something to educate the rest of the world as far as the dangers of the darker side of technology is concerned?

Tu Fur
Tu Fur

This is one contrived story. Validity is even reached for by stating  'Beijing-based photographer Sean Gallagher' saw it. We are to believe that products safe for a consumer and repair person become dangerous when transferred to India. I am sure the Indian Health Department is on top of any problems. This is like a 1990s story with a cut and pasted new date.

Des Morrissey
Des Morrissey

@Tu Fur I think you miss the point. Consumers and technicians aren't tearing their iPhones and laptops apart, nor are they smashing CRTs in order to access the metals inside. It's wishful thinking to assume India's health services are "on top" of this issue. You are right in your assertion that this is a long-standing issue.


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