The shocking scene the old products abandoned by technology evolution are being disposed of as a mountain of garbage in large quantities

New products such as mobile phones, personal computers, home appliances, etc. will be introduced one after another, the old products will become obsolete and will be thrown away or disposed of, but where will these garbage go eventually go Is it? The place that is famous as its final destination is Guiyu (Guizhuang) located in Guangdong province of China. Although we remove rare metal, silver and gold from the mountain of trash and dispose of it, that sight is too shocking. This messy disposition way lives hereIt may be the cause of increasing the blood lead concentration of children higher than the children of the next villageIt is also said.

Also, here is "Mitsubishi, Toshiba and other parts made of Japanese PC waste are also being carried inThat thing.

Details are as below.
E-waste in Guiyu - Artsy Spot

Disassembling mobile phones apart

This is a keyboard

Where substrate is being disassembled

During washing with acid, the generated gas goes out of the ventilator in front of you. In addition to indoor work plus the ventilator is small so it is extremely dangerous.

While being released to chips etc.

Nearby rivers are totally contaminated

A lot of garbage

The adverse effect of recycling carried out in an inappropriate way is great

Broadband router and LAN hub disassembly

A large amount of substrate

It is a child that is disassembling MP3 players

Again the substrate

"Opinions concerning the international circulation of limited resourcesAccording to the PDF file, these electric and electronic wastes are called "E-waste" and recycling work is not done in a proper way, hazardous substances are thrown away in alleys and rivers, Plastic parts are burned to produce dioxin and the like, lead is generated when parts are removed from the board, damage to the skin is caused by incineration of circuit boards and acid washing of plastics, and headache · dizziness · urinary calculus · chronic I will suffer from gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and so forth.

The actual state of the shock is reported on the following page.

Located in the east of Guangdong province on the northern coast of Konya, Guizhuang is collecting and processing more than 1 million tons of electronic waste every year, and is said to be the world's largest electronic waste cracking station. In Guizhuang, 20 villages and more than 300 companies are involved in the disassembly and processing of electronic waste. Among them, there are 10 companies with annual throughput of 20,000 tons or more and 40 companies with 1000 tons or more, and there are some places where the peak throughput per day reaches 200 tons.

There are four large enterprises with processing / production volume of recycled resources such as plastics, copper, iron etc. exceeding 20 thousand tons annually. Also, nearly 5,500 farmers operate irregularly, but handmade factories. More than 80% of the residents in the city have to decompose electronic waste, and the average annual income per person is 15,000 RMB. This is five times the average annual income of nationwide farmers.

Why did Coco become such a place? It is described in detail as follows in detail as well.

According to a shopkeeper in a shop, most of the houses in the town do the work of disassembling "electronic garbage", many are integrated management from purchase, disassembly, processing to sales, finely divided labor, mass-produced cheaply There seems to be it.

Why the city where you are not facing the river and the road and geographically very remote somewhere can be the "electronic garbage town" of "attention from the world" why? After examining the circumstances, I found out the following things. Although you lived in agriculture long ago, because it was a serious flood area located in the center of the dugout, it was frequently flooded and flooded. Agricultural crops were also greatly affected, agricultural production was not guaranteed at all. For this reason, before the liberation, most of the local farmers have already gone out to the surrounding areas and distant villages to feed their families, and goose and duck hair, pig bones, waste copper cans, plastic products We resold each and buy a commission. In this way a "specialized group" of disposable items collection was gradually made.

From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, you began collecting unnecessary electronic equipment from recovering unnecessary plastics and unnecessary metals, the scale expanded year by year, the number of workers also increased. As soon as you developed into the domestic largest e-waste disassembly and distribution center, the rudimentary industrial chain of electronic waste collection was completed. In the early 1990s, we purchased unnecessary electronic equipment from the outside, decomposed and processed, and from 1997 to 1999 the amount of decomposition reached its peak, so it is called "the largest unnecessary electronic equipment decomposition base in Japan" It became it.

So why are you doing such work despite being so contaminated and dangerous like this? The reason is easy, just a story saying "make money."

There are nearly 100,000 workers gathered from Henan Province, Sichuan Province, Hubei Province, etc. in your country. In one study, 80% of these workers who work for more than a year are said to be affected by various diseases. These migrant workers say that they escape the harsh life in the rural areas, understanding the harm caused by electronic waste, and doing high-risk work even at the expense of health.

"Here, young ladies can not be held for a long time, especially in the combustion furnace, as long as they will not be able to give birth to children," says Henan workers. "Some of the girls have stopped and I am doing another job in Guangzhou now, the girls are most coming in and out here and I usually quit them in a short period of time." When I saw it, I got stuck in the town Many of the recruitment advertisements that have been written the letters "seek female workers".

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Such waste is often sent to mountains of garbage in cookies in China and similar places in India and Pakistan. Because the labor force is very cheap, taking out all screws and silver is a business.

Finally, a documentary program broadcasted by American CBS TV "60 Minutes"Has taken up this matter and succeeded in actually taking pictures at the site, but it has been kicked out by people who are working at the site to stop shooting.

CBS "60 MINUTES - The Electric Wasteland"

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