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The Story of Electronics employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. The film concludes with a call for a green 'race to the top' where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable

The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage—25 million ...
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Leading environmental and community organizations today applauded the Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel, on its decision to pursue the most globally responsible recycling practices for its electronics. In committing to this, the Sir Francis Drake becomes the first hotel in the travel industry to ac...
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The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, leads hospitality industry by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise.

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Benefit Event held in San Francisco on May 16th: Come and show support and win a trip to Paris!!!

Encourage responsible recycling practices of electronic devices (old cell phones, laptop's, TV's) due to their harmful effects on communities in developing nations
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September 2007 Every year, 35 million tonnes of electronic waste is exported to China to be scrapped. There the rubbish is broken down by hand, poisoning workers and polluting the environment. "Smoke from the computers is too strong to breathe", complains one disposal worker. "I feel dizzy and can'
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Very informative

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Recycling is hot. Agreed?

The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factorie
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The blood of children in rural Guiyu, China, a notorious e-waste
scavenging site, contained lead at twice the acceptable level set by the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, according to a 2007
study conducted by Shantou University.

Lax rules and weak enforcement allow scrap companies to profit by sending junked computers, printers, and TVs overseas.
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The solution:

Our last video at Green Citizen showed how easy it was to recycle your old electronics and the process in which they start to get sorted out. James Kao talks to us about why it's important to sort and keep track of products as part of the Cradle to Cradle methodology. Cradle to Cradle is a book abou
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This investigative film produced by CI's corporate watchdog partner DanWatch reveals how a staggering 500,000 used PCs arrive in Lagos every month - 75% of which go straight to landfill. This is just the tip of the 6.6 million tons of European e-waste dumped on the developing world every year, despi
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60 Minutes on CBS News: The Wasteland - Where does all the electronic refuse our society generates end up? Some of it is shipped illegally from the U.S. to China, reports Scott Pelley, where it is harming the environment and people.
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