In Pictures: Old electronics don’t die, they pile up

Brazil, India, China and many others are e-waste graveyards

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Here a worker arranges discarded televisions at an electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, Hubei province. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), e-waste is the fastest growing commodity in the waste stream, with a growth rate five times that of other parts of the business such as industrial waste. The burgeoning middle classes in fast-growth China and India mean there are more computers and mobiles, adding to e-cycling growth.

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