China’s e-waste brings hazardous effects

While recycling toxic components is a potential resource, it has also proven to be a pollution hazard.

    The world's disposal of electronic waste is increasing, and it is China that receives about 70 percent of it.

    Processing the growing mountain of electronic junk has come at a high cost for many living in and around the factories.

    Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.