A Global Graveyard for Toxic Electronics

Do you know what happens to your computer once you throw it out?

Old electronics are dumped in “digital graveyards” in countries around the world, like China and Ghana, where all of their toxic insides are purged out into massive waste yards, polluting the land and posing grave cancer, developmental, and health threats to the workers (who are often children) and other souls unfortunate enough to live near these horrifically toxic sites.

Just look at these devastating New York Times images from a computer graveyard in Ghana.

CEH works hard for computer take-back programs and responsible e-waste recycling so that this toxic, wasteful cycle doesn’t continue.