A Global Graveyard for Toxic ElectronicsBy Ali Geering-Kline
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.Tags: computer take-back, digital graveyard, e-stewards, e-waste, e-waste management, electronic recycling, electronic waste, environmental hazards, families, health, negative health impacts., OLD: Environmental Justice, toxics
Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.