Ever wondered what materials go into your mp3 player, laptop, tv and laptop? How much energy and water is required? Electronic waste (or e-waste) is a growing problem with a majority of the discarded electronics and digital products ending up in landfills, and eventually polluting them.
Adam Minter is Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View. His book, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, is a critically-acclaimed insider’s account of the hidden world of globalized recycling, from the US to China and points in between, and has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, BBC, South China Morning Post, and many other international media outlets.
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