Flashcards in Waste Problems Deck (6)
How much electronic waste is imported annually for recycling?
What is used to recycle imported electronics rather than safe disposal methods?
Network of scrap traders
How are electronics broken down to extract valuable parts?
Boiling, crushing, burning, posing risk to workers through toxic fumes and skin exposure to chemicals
How much rubbish is produced daily?
8,500 metric tons daily
How much money do rag pickers make?
About $1 a day