The dark side of electronic waste recycling

Electronic waste is a hazardous and difficult form of garbage to manage. Though a lot of e-waste can be recycled responsibly, many e-waste processors choose instead to ship it overseas for junkyards in poorer nations to deal with. Remarkably, exporting e-waste is perfectly legal in the US…but thanks to a scrappy nonprofit watchdog, some unscrupulous exporters are still going to jail.

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50 Comments

  1. nguyenthuetha phamquangthan on May 13, 2021 at 12:04 am

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  2. Alpha Ralphe on May 13, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Throw them on a volcano!! Joke 😜

  3. Mr Grievous on May 13, 2021 at 12:07 am

    The dark side is a

  4. NOBOX7 on May 13, 2021 at 12:08 am

    So why dont we send all this stuff to your house ?

  5. E on May 13, 2021 at 12:10 am

    That last statement really rings home why we are in the situation we’re in.

  6. C123B Thunderpig on May 13, 2021 at 12:10 am

    This is a very biased report filled with caveats. TWo accurate things, companies don’t care, they just want profits, there are systems available to process this quickly and efficiently in the USA WHILE RECOVERY THE RESOURCES However the overall picture is the fact that USA IS ONLY ONE SMALL FACTOR. You have "rest of the world" who are worst offenders. Totally there are 54 MILLION metric tons A YEAR of e waste in the world. Ironically this video uses electronics to track electronic wsste. Think about this number – 9 billion phoes have been made – all over seas, NON IN THE USA. THIS ORGANIZATION HAS NO BEEF AND OFFERS VERY LITTLE INSIGHT.

  7. Frank Collins on May 13, 2021 at 12:11 am

    I just googled ‘basel convention’ and it’s says that it’s been in affect since 1992, with 53 signatures!!

  8. maman89 on May 13, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I think there’s been a lack of acknowledgement by the youtube tech community about this growing problem.

  9. John Case on May 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    So we should feel bad shipping back the stuff to Asia which they made in the first place?

  10. Brayden Peppas on May 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    @Verge Science hi

  11. monke e on May 13, 2021 at 12:17 am

    it’s all about money, money, and you guessed it.. killing peoples

  12. GOLDEN EAST on May 13, 2021 at 12:18 am

    And there’s tech company’s releasing every 4 or 5 month to a more advanced product to upgrade that’s roughly take 50 percent of the e waste
    Agree?

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  14. gabriel chiu on May 13, 2021 at 12:21 am

    this is all because of capitalism

  15. Geoff Falbo on May 13, 2021 at 12:21 am

    A great documentry is Manufactured Landscapes. The doc is a little slow moving, but one part of the doc shows mountains of ewaste in China.

  16. Billy Smith on May 13, 2021 at 12:22 am

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  17. Siyam Wani on May 13, 2021 at 12:22 am

    I think.. manufacturers are also to be blamed here.

  18. Ash j on May 13, 2021 at 12:23 am

    2 years jail for 8 million 🤣 😎

  19. Aashish Tiwari on May 13, 2021 at 12:25 am

    We are Ewaste Recyclers In Mumbai India

  20. Liam Hutton on May 13, 2021 at 12:25 am

    bad

  21. Harald Karugaba on May 13, 2021 at 12:30 am

    F…. i cant trow my phone now

  22. Matthew Cornelius on May 13, 2021 at 12:32 am

    E waste is a result of consumerism. How do we fix both?

  23. Michael Otis on May 13, 2021 at 12:33 am

    "The US has never ratified the treaty"

    Of course they haven’t! This is a country that promotes individualism over collectivism! The average American isn’t incentivized to care enough about stuff that affects the rest of the world

  24. Sanidhya Jain on May 13, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Svvv😂

  25. BizKwikTwist on May 13, 2021 at 12:34 am

    What’s insane is how much of that has quality usable materials still, as someone how has recently tried fixing some of the electronics that "break" in my house, its incredible how easy it sometimes is…..rip Earth.

  26. Scalamaster Electros on May 13, 2021 at 12:37 am

    I have 3 old phones i experiment on them with sofware and when they are rely old i disasemble them for speaker magnets

  27. Sri Harsha teja Sakalabathula on May 13, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Love your videos 🙂

  28. Martina Fernandez on May 13, 2021 at 12:37 am

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  29. Maruf Bepary on May 13, 2021 at 12:38 am

    None of the problems in the world are going to change until it’s way too late.

  30. Bill Gates on May 13, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Where are all the students of Ivy League whom we thought of as super intelligent. Can’t they devise a solution for it.

  31. Tom TTFNCachn on May 13, 2021 at 12:40 am

    In the US if a rash of people get sick from led or mercury, class action lawsuits are filed. When they are shipped to third world countries however, they receive waste from more areas from the US so it is harder to prosecute the right people. In contrast though, keep recycling your e-waste. Don’t just throw it in the dumpster. Do your homework. Ask retailers in your area where the best place to recycle your waste. Most will have a suggestion

  32. Stray Cat on May 13, 2021 at 12:41 am

    I recycle my electronics and made crazy things out of them like Dc motor from an old Printer you use that to make robots and even big high voltage capacitors

  33. Apo on May 13, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I thought they were actually recycling old conspiracies🙄

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  35. Aditya Shandilya on May 13, 2021 at 12:47 am

    In India we never throw old electronic even if doesn’t work .

  36. Verge Science on May 13, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Do you recycle your electronic waste?

  37. matt5x06o9 on May 13, 2021 at 12:50 am

    i think total reclaim deserves at least 5 years in prison

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  39. Erwin Cuellar on May 13, 2021 at 12:53 am

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  40. Local Motion on May 13, 2021 at 12:53 am

    #Enviroleach is the way forward

  41. Hot_Dog _Water on May 13, 2021 at 12:55 am

    i take apart all my old electronics and find other peoples to take apart and then melt down the metals

  42. PTK Beta Lambda Mu on May 13, 2021 at 12:56 am

    https://youtu.be/D2_QZihScyI here is a good vid about ewaste research

  43. SMASH on May 13, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Ghana has a lot of e-waste not being managed properly. Please donate to my gofundme to start an e-waste company https://gf.me/u/zcnyj5

  44. Mr H on May 13, 2021 at 12:57 am

    There’s gold in them thar tronics’.

  45. Nick Baker on May 13, 2021 at 12:57 am

    It’s hard to imagine that someone wouldn’t have caught that obvious error earlier 🤷‍♂️

  46. LifeIsAllAbout Perspective on May 13, 2021 at 12:58 am

    USA still have good guys, heroes of planet

  47. FEELTHE MEN on May 13, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Man i think where my old phone now,, #haha

  48. Weasel Z on May 13, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Plastic recycling is a "conspiracy"too.
    Shipped to Sputheast asia, to be burned, or dumped in nature.
    Onlya few percent end up recycled

    Thats why reduction of disposable plastic consumption is KEY

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  50. Golf Guy on May 13, 2021 at 1:00 am

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