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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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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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Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy - Times of India

Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung's rejection of the mediator's recommendations that an independent organization be established to oversee compensation and monitor safety and preventive measures at its factories.
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SHARPS Steps Up Advocacy Campaign For Samsung Occupational Disease Victims

SHARPS Steps Up Advocacy Campaign For Samsung Occupational Disease Victims | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SHARPS marked Semiconductor Day, the industry’s anniversary celebrating its first annual exports in 1994 of U$ 10 billion in memory chips, on Oct 29 with protests and a round of petitions for worker compensation for seven workers who contracted occupational diseases while working in semiconductor labs. Widespread Hazards  Among the seven petitioners, four are former…
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SHARPS Begins Sit-in As Samsung Walks Out Of Arbitration Talks

SHARPS Begins Sit-in As Samsung Walks Out Of Arbitration Talks | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SHARPS and its supporters began a sit-in as Samsung walked out of arbitration talks
SHARPS and its supporters began a sit-in in front of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s corporate headquarters in central Seoul on Oct.
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An Open Letter Calling on Samsung to Accept the Recommendations of the Mediation Committee

On July 23, 2015, a formal Mediation Committee established by Samsung and civil society groups issued its ground breaking recommendations to compensate the hundreds of workers who became ill while ...
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An Infamous E-Waste Slum Needed Us. It Got Razed Instead

An Infamous E-Waste Slum Needed Us. It Got Razed Instead | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
We in the Western media inadvertently helped condemn workers and their families to forcible eviction.
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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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E-Waste to be properly managed from next year

E-Waste to be properly managed from next year | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A study found that Bhutan generated between 1,105 – 1,810 metric tonnes of e-waste in 2014

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Green tribunal seeks e-waste info - The Times of India

Green tribunal seeks e-waste info - The Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Replying to a plea on non-implementation of e-waste rules, the National Green Tribunal has directed state pollution control boards to submit complete information on e-waste generation, recycling and its disposal.
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Apple's Supply-Chain Workers May Be Risking Cancer to Build Your iPhone

Apple's Supply-Chain Workers May Be Risking Cancer to Build Your iPhone | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A new report details serious labor violations at a major Apple supplier, and evidence of worker exposure to cancer-causing benzene.
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Infirm Former Samsung Workers Seek Reperations | Al Jazeera America

Infirm Former Samsung Workers Seek Reperations | Al Jazeera America | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Victims and activists call for corporate accountability, not just payouts, as talks with Samsung resume
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Samsung refuses arbitration committee for leukemia victims

Samsung refuses arbitration committee for leukemia victims | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Instead, electronics giant says it will set up its own arbitration committee to mull over issue of compensation
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Apple accounts for 92% of the smartphone industry's profits | Digit.in

Apple accounts for 92% of the smartphone industry's profits | Digit.in | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The story behind Apple’s large profit shares in smartphone industry: exclusive platform and higher price per unit are driving the firm, when others are at los
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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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