While there are no precise figures, activists estimate that 50% to 80% of the 300,000 to 400,000 tons of electronics collected for recycling in the
Workers in countries such as
“It is being recycled, but it’s being recycled in the most horrific way you can imagine,” said Jim Puckettt of the Basel Action Network, the Seattle-based environmental group that tipped off
“We’re preserving our own environment, but contaminating the rest of the world.”
The idea of recycling is noble, but actual implementation proves to be difficult. We should really reduce and reuse before we recycle.