United Nations – Electronic waste or e-waste is becoming one of the largest rubbish streams in the world. China and the United States together account for one-third of the world’s e-waste. Experts say if e-waste is not recycled properly, humans and the environment will suffer from exposure to carcinogens and toxic fumes emanating from obsolete electronics languishing in garbage dumps around the world.
UN in Action, Episode #1502
Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1502escript.pdf