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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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The impenetrable world of Mark Flores

The impenetrable world of Mark Flores | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
For three decades of her son's life, Yvette Flores assumed his developmental problems were merely bad luck. Then she learned otherwise.
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Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP report - UNEP

Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP report - UNEP | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Inconsistency in Cross-Border Regulations Challenge to Effective Control of Illegal Waste Trafficking.
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Former RCA employees win decade-long legal battle - Taipei Times

Former RCA employees win decade-long legal battle - Taipei Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Former employees of Radio Corp of America (RCA) burst into tears as a court yesterday ordered that the now-defunct electronics company and its owners pay NT$564.45 million (US$18.11 million) in damages to 445 former workers and their families.
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Barely 3 out of 10 victims qualify for Samsung’s compensation plan standards

Barely 3 out of 10 victims qualify for Samsung’s compensation plan standards | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Hankyoreh21, a weekly magazine of South Korea, analyzed the compensation standards that Samsung had proposed in the mediation process to address workers' death and health problems.  According to Ha...
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Samsung semiconductor workers: lymphoma, and no compensation

Samsung semiconductor workers: lymphoma, and no compensation | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Workers who handled dangerous chemicals left without assistance because they’re subcontractors
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E-Waste Management Market Is Expected To Reach $49.4 Billion, Global, By 2020 – Allied Market Research

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E-waste poses risk to Vietnam's environment: survey

E-waste poses risk to Vietnam's environment: survey | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
E-waste poses risk to Vietnam's environment: survey
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Toxic 'e-waste' dumped in poor nations, says United Nations

Toxic 'e-waste' dumped in poor nations, says United Nations | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Millions of tonnes of old electronic goods illegally exported to developing countries, as people dump luxury items
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Those Free Phone Promos are Killing the Environment

Those Free Phone Promos are Killing the Environment | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Upgrade incentives are creating a glut of mobile phone e-waste, a new study finds.
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Erin Brockovich-style victory falls short on damages awarded: lawyer | Society | FocusTaiwan Mobile - CNA English News

Erin Brockovich-style victory falls short on damages awarded: lawyer | Society | FocusTaiwan Mobile - CNA English News | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Taipei, April 17 (CNA) The lead lawyer in a class-action suit of former RCA workers in Taiwan got his wish Friday when he won a decade-long suit against the company, but he complained that the compensation awarded was too low.
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Electronic waste from homes turning city into toxic dump - The Times of India

Electronic waste from homes turning city into toxic dump - The Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
While pollution control boards have put in much effort into creating efficient systems for the storage and disposal of hazardous waste generated by industries, there is virtually no method whereby hazardous domestic waste is treated.
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NGOs from around the globe deliver “Challenge” to electronics industry on toxic chemicals – Electronics TakeBack Coalition

NGOs from around the globe deliver “Challenge” to electronics industry on toxic chemicals – Electronics TakeBack Coalition | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
March 16, 2015: NGO’s today delivered a formal challenge to the electronics industry to take action to stop the harm to workers and communities caused by hazardous chemicals used to manufacture electronic products.
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Kerala govt to procure e-waste menace by paying money per kg

Kerala govt to procure e-waste menace by paying money per kg | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Discarded electronic goods such as computers and TV sets are set to bring money for the Keralites, with the state government deciding to procure e-waste to tackle the urban pollution.
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Deadly nitrogen leak at LG factory in South Korea

Deadly nitrogen leak at LG factory in South Korea | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A nitrogen leak at an LG Display factory in South Korea has killed at least one person Monday, authorities confirmed.
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Indian e-waste CAGR to be more than China’s: Report

Indian e-waste CAGR to be more than China’s: Report | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The E-waste market in India is expected to grow at a higher rate than in China in the next few years, said a report.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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