MagazineMay 18, 2011
When Electronics Become Obsolete
We've all got them. Computers, mobiel phones, LCD screens and other electronic gadgets. Their great to us while we use them, but what happens to them when they become obsolete? Well, they go into a process called Urban Mining.
Children sort through discarded electronic equipment in search of copper parts to be sold to junk shops for cash inside a slum area in Manila's financial district of Makati City December 24, 2008. REUTERS/John Javellana