E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital
Source: Businessinsider.com, Date: October , 2014
Guiyu (China) (AFP) -
Mountains of discarded remote controls litter the warehouse floor. In a
dimly-lit room, women on plastic stools pry open the devices, as if shucking
oysters, to retrieve the circuitry inside. In a narrow alley a few blocks over,
a father and son from a distant province wash microchips in plastic buckets.
Men haul old telephones and computer keyboards by the shovelful off a truck.