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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
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Dialing Back On Cell Phone Waste

Dialing Back On Cell Phone Waste | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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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...
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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.
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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 ...
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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)...
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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,
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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?
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Another film to document ill Samsung factory workers

Another film to document ill Samsung factory workers | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A documentary complement to ‘Another Family’ is being funded largely through citizen donations
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Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Documenting the human costs of electronics: this film follows the stories & struggles of workers...
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Apple Says War Zones Don’t Ship Its Supplies

Apple Says War Zones Don’t Ship Its Supplies | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple said that it had confirmed that its suppliers did not use tantalum, a type of metal commonly used in electronics, containing minerals from areas engaged in warfare.
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How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation

How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.
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E-waste map shows where there is wealth there are piles of electronic castoffs

E-waste map shows where there is wealth there are piles of electronic castoffs | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
As consumers queued up this Christmas to buy a host of electronic gifts from the latest PlayStation to a smartphone, a new global initiative to map electronic and electrical waste was announced this week.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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EARTHWORKS | Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

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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...
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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...
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Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Urgent need to recycle rare metals | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the European Union.
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Apple in conflict mineral crackdown

Apple in conflict mineral crackdown | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple has begun publicising which of its suppliers may be sourcing minerals from conflict zones in an attempt to force more ethical manufacturing.
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Movie Criticizing Samsung Sparks Controversy

Movie Criticizing Samsung Sparks Controversy | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
"Another Family," a movie that criticizes the factory conditions of a Samsung-like company, is at the center of a debate about the relationship between the film industry and big business in South Korea.
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ASE accused of not dealing with waste - Taipei Times

ASE accused of not dealing with waste - Taipei Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Fifty environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 18 countries have signed a joint statement reprimanding the world’s top chip packager for failing to deal properly with charges of illegally discharging toxic wastewater into a river in Greater Kaohsiung last year, Citizens of the Earth, Taiwan (CET) said yesterday.
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