E-waste is a growing problem; a by-product of rampant consumerism and a perceived need to always have the latest and greatest technology. Often, when devices are break, they’re more cost effective to repair than replace. 321 more words
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A new open access article by Josh Lepawsky in The Geographical Journal, “The changing geography of global trade in electronic discards: time to rethink the e-waste problem… 605 more words
Let’s be honest. How many of you know someone with a cracked iPhone screen? If you are in the 1% without a smartphone nearby, keep with me for a second, dumb… I mean featurephones also suffer from a similar fate. 926 more words
Tomorrow is mid review, involving 10 minutes of slide show about the macro economy of Bangladesh and the informal electronic recycling in Dhaka. None of the slides are in final form yet, so I’ll post the graphics from sources which I will be incorporating into my presentation, then I’ll post my slides tomorrow night.