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GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste

A two-year investigation of electronics recycling using GPS tracking devices has revealed that policies aimed at curtailing the trade in toxic e-waste have been unsuccessful, with nearly one-third of the devices being exported to developing countries, where equipment is often dismantled in low-tech workshops — often by children — endangering workers, their families, and contaminating the surrounding environment. A report from the Basel Action Network (BAN), a Seattle-based nonprofit devoted to ending the trade in toxic…

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GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste

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