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Study finds dramatic increase in amount of e-waste discarded across Asia

Study finds dramatic increase in amount of e-waste discarded across Asia | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A new report has revealed a variety of serious health problems may be linked to rising amounts of e-waste being thrown out in Asia. 
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Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers — Goodelectronics

Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers — Goodelectronics | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
This week GoodElectronics and the IRCT launched the online Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis, showing just how far the manufacturing standards developed by the electronics industry fall short of expectations set by experts in occupational health and safety as well as civil society organizations.
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주요 활동 - PRESS STATEMENT] Another methanol poisoning accidents identified in the SAMSUNG supply chain

주요 활동 - PRESS STATEMENT] Another methanol poisoning accidents identified in the SAMSUNG supply chain | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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Samsung: end worker abuse and abolish your no-union policy now

Samsung: end worker abuse and abolish your no-union policy now | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The founder of Samsung once reportedly declared the company would "recognise trade unions over my dead body!" Now, leaked internal documents at Samsung reveal the extreme lengths the company will go to exert total control over workers’ lives
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Foxconn, Nokia agree to revive Chennai plant - The Economic Times

Foxconn, Nokia agree to revive Chennai plant - The Economic Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In its first formal communication to governt on the issue, Foxconn proposed to convert the Nokia plant into a global manufacturing hub for mobile phones.
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iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain

iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Are Apple's production quotas and profit margins actively obstructing positive change in its supply chain?
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The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India

The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In at least six cases involving 10 workers, the justification for withholding the information was trade secrets.
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Hong Kong’s illegal e-waste dumps ... whose fault? War of words between US watchdog and government

Hong Kong’s illegal e-waste dumps ... whose fault? War of words between US watchdog and government | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s environmental protection department under fire for failing to prevent the import of electronic waste, with activists claiming they have been providing information on illegal dump sites since 2007.
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SHARPS Keeps Keen Eye on Samsung’s Ombudsman Committee

SHARPS Keeps Keen Eye on Samsung’s Ombudsman Committee | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. June 8 launched an Ombudsman Committee on Leukemia of Samsung, (Ombudsman), an external monitoring structure agreed to by SHARPS in January 2016. Three Years The ombudsman currently seats labor law professor of Seoul National University Lee Cheol-soo, and two medical professors.  Earlier, the nomination of Prof. Lee as chair was approved by…
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FRUSTRATION: Inconclusive pollution study at IBM plant proves vexing

The IBM worker study, as it is informally known, examined records for 35,000 workers employed at the plant from 1969 to 200.
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Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all

Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
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High tech toxic waste killing the poor in Ghana

High tech toxic waste killing the poor in Ghana | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Not many years ago, ten 40-footer containers were offloaded from
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Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers : News, News - India Today

Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers : News, News - India Today | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
It comes nearly a decade after the death of a 22-year-old chip worker from leukemia.
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NGOs demand Samsung protect employees from toxic chemicals

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Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17

Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17 | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Read more about Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17 on Business Standard. Government has mandated support for Indian languages in all mobile phones to be sold in the country from July 1, 2017 onward.
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause 10(1) of Bureau of Indian Standard Act... The central government, hereby
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"Endorse the petition to support occupational disease victims of Samsung Electronics"

"Endorse the petition to support occupational disease victims of Samsung Electronics" | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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Global reach of Samsung's medieval practices revealed in new report

Global reach of Samsung's medieval practices revealed in new report | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
From South Korea to Mexico, from Vietnam to Hungary, new research reveals how the global reach of Samsung's ruthless pursuit of profits impacts (...)
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Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India: Toxics Link - The Economic Times

Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India: Toxics Link - The Economic Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Naming some prominent lighting companies, the green body said they have refused to accept any responsibility for the management of mercury-bearing waste.
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2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets

2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a high school senior, Hwang Yu-mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes compute
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Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong

Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SCMP study of 10 dumping sites shows how shipments from the world’s biggest producer of electronic garbage are despoiling the New Territories and raising serious health and safety issues
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A Milestone Victory: S. Korean Gov’t Declares Malignant Lymphoma Occupational Disease

A Milestone Victory: S. Korean Gov’t Declares Malignant Lymphoma Occupational Disease | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented ruling, Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) on June 1 cited malignant lymphoma as an occupational disease and granted workers compensation to Park Hyo-soon, a former Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. employee who died of the blood disorder four years ago.   Posthumous Grant   KCOMWEL’s posthumous grant broke the old decision-making pattern,…
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Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers with robots

Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers with robots | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Foxconn has been designing robotic arms for use in its factory for years, but the precision wasn’t good enough for them to fully replace workers until now. In one of its factories, Foxconn […]
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Foxconn nears deal to build iPhones in India: Report - Times of India

Foxconn nears deal to build iPhones in India: Report - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Your next iPhone could be made in India. According to a report in ET Now, the iPhone contract manufacturer Foxconn is in talks with the Indian government to open a facility to make Apple smartphones in the country.
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The true cost of your iPhone is hard to stomach | The Japan Times

The true cost of your iPhone is hard to stomach | The Japan Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
'Information should be free" was one of the mantras of the IT revolution, promising a new era of civic openness. But though the economy of "Big Tech" is la
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