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E-Wasteis piling up everywhere
So iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens visited some e-wastescrapyards to see the problem First-Hand
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But scrapyards arealso home to much complete hand- disassembly andRecycling
More recycling means less mining and Manufacturing
50-85% of e-waste in Ghana is domestically generated
By 2016, “developing” countries will produce More E-Waste than “developed” countries.
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