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The E-Waste Tragedy (film & discussion)


Wed 10 May 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Massey University - ICLT, Vet Tower, Tennent Dr, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: Free
  • Concession Admission: Free
  • Child Admission: Free
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Massey University Sustainability Club invites you to discuss the E-waste issue and watch the film about illegal recycling of electronics on a global scale.

This documentary seeks for answers as three-quarters of the waste keeps mysteriously disappearing from the recycling system.

This film takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey of investigation to Europe, China, Africa and the US. It reveals how the European recycling system, ruined by lack of controls, greed, and corruption, leaks like a sieve to shady international exporters; how harbour officials in Europe and Asia are fighting a losing battle against the immense volume of e-waste crossing the oceans; why the US are the biggest exporter in the world; and how whole cities in China are drowning in our discarded appliances, where they are recycled with a total disregard for the environment or the future. As a result, recycled and damaged computer chips are creeping into the production of electronics that control key aspects of our lives, such as public transport, creating a huge security risk in the process.

Can the toxic tide be stemmed, or are too many people willingly turning a blind eye?

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