Electronics - Iss...
Follow
Find
531 views | +3 today
 
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
onto Electronics - Issues and Problems
Scoop.it!

China's workers fight back.sept29.2012

China’s Workers Fight Back September 29, 2012 Cathy Walker, Canadian Auto WorkersHealth & Safety Department Director (retired) To: Chine...
more...
No comment yet.
Electronics - Issues and Problems
Problems and Issues in the Electronics Industry
Curated by Mohit Gupta
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

E-waste not, want not - Hindustan Times

E-waste not, want not - Hindustan Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Scenario 1: The batteries in your remote control are dead. Mobile phone chargers and CDs lie unused around the house and the compact florescent lamp (CFL) is not working. Not sure what to do, you throw the toxic items into the dustbin.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Tackling electronic waste menace

Tackling electronic waste menace | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Thailand is in urgent need of a new law to enter the new age of waste management as the amount of electronic waste entering landfills and being dumped on public land threatens public health and the environment, activists say.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Waterless toilets turn human waste into energy and fertiliser

Waterless toilets turn human waste into energy and fertiliser | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A number of innovative projects have set out to capture the valuable nutrients available in human faeces and make a profit from poo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

CDC - NIOSH Science Blog – Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities

CDC - NIOSH Science Blog – Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
CDC - NIOSH Science Blog – Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities -
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Since 2006 Greenpeace has been campaigning to green our electronics, challenging the sector’s leading companies to reduce their environmental footprint and meet the growing demand for greener devices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Asbestos Pushed in Asia as Product for the Poor

Asbestos Pushed in Asia as Product for the Poor | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is one whose very...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Pictures: India's Poor Risk Health to Mine Electronic "E-Waste"

Pictures: India's Poor Risk Health to Mine Electronic "E-Waste" | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Discarded electronics contain copper, gold, and toxic chemicals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

TV recycling a hazard for Delhi - Times of India

TV recycling a hazard for Delhi - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
TV recycling a hazard for Delhi
Times of India
NEW DELHI: As LCDs and LEDs are fast replacing the old-fashioned cathode ray tube monitors, the capital is faced with a huge health risk.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Samsung apologizes for workers' leukemia

Samsung apologizes for workers' leukemia | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Ten people have died after working in Samsung's semiconductor plants, an industry health rights group said
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

EARTHWORKS | Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - Linkis.com

Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - Linkis.com | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents a former wetland in Ghana which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site, and where most of the the boys and men who smash devices to get to the metals end up dying from cancer in their 20s (#Agbogbloshie...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Apple Contractor Foxconn Seeks Wider Reach after China Flaps

Apple Contractor Foxconn Seeks Wider Reach after China Flaps | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Foxconn is known as the company that assembles iPads and iPhones for the world with inexpensive labor in China. Now, the giant contractor is trying to diversify clientele, geography and means o...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Turning E-Waste into Light - IEEE Spectrum

Turning E-Waste into Light - IEEE Spectrum | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
IBM India researchers report that disused laptop batteries can cut the cost of bringing power to those without access to the grid
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Supplier Foxconn Eying Nokia’s India Plant [Report]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Supplier Foxconn Eying Nokia’s India Plant [Report] | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Manufacturer of Apple iPhones could be the possible buyer of Nokia’s plant in Chennai that was left out of deal with Microsoft due to taxation issues.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

10,000 children estimated to work in Nepal's carpet industry

10,000 children estimated to work in Nepal's carpet industry | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Nepal’s decade-long civil war has led to a surge in child labour, especially in the carpet industry. The UN is using End Child Slavery week to push for action
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

AT&T fined $23.5 million for dumping e-waste

AT&T has agreed to a $23.8 million settlement over allegations that the company improperly disposed of hazardous waste.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

In seven-year fight with Samsung, father keeps promise to deceased daughter

In seven-year fight with Samsung, father keeps promise to deceased daughter | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Hwang Sang-ki had his daughter’s death recognized as related to her semiconductor, but battle for other families still far from over
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

In pictures: India's e-waste village - BBC News

In pictures: India's e-waste village - BBC News | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In pictures: India's e-waste village BBC News Most of the domestic E waste from the city is collected by informal sector pick up In the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, thousands of tonnes of e-waste or electronic waste is collected annually by...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation – Electronics TakeBack Coalition

Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation – Electronics TakeBack Coalition | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung took an unprecedented step on May 14, and publicly apologized to workers who developed cancers after working at Samsung semiconductor plants. Some of the workers have died from leukemia.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Samsung Apologizes To Workers Who Got Cancer While Making Chips

Samsung Apologizes To Workers Who Got Cancer While Making Chips | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report - Times of India

4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Economic Times 4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report Times of India BANGALORE: A study by an industry body has found that there are about 4.5 lakh child workers in the 10-14 age group engaged in e-waste (electronic waste)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region,
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mohit Gupta
Scoop.it!

Is e-waste an untapped treasure?

Is e-waste an untapped treasure? | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Your old phone or electric toothbrush could end up as a part in a 3D printer or piece of artwork, says Jonathan Kalan (Recommended reading from @BBC_Future. "Is #eWaste an untapped treasure?
more...
No comment yet.