The Circuit Board Bakers of Guiyu

Andrew Leonard at Salon introduces us to eDump, a 20 minute film about the business of exporting American toxic garbage to China. And why not? The shipping containers are going back empty and garbage is about the only thing left that America is producing lots of. Leonard notes that "The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world in which it is not illegal to export hazardous waste to less developed countries."

It is the first film by Michael Zhao of Wuhan, China, and it is, like Manufactured Landscapes, a powerful indictment. The woman in the picture above is baking circuit boards on a coal fired stove to separate the components. Watch ::eDump by Michael Zhao via ::Salon

Tags: China | Electronics | E-Waste | Pollution | Recycling

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