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Silicon Valley's Dark Side

  A Mercury News Special Report

   ovember 24-27, 2002 




























Part One: Where computers go to die

Sidebar: San Jose e-waste exporter faces dilemma


Part Two: Cheap Products’ Human Cost

Sidebar: Daring to complain


Part Three: Recycling Solution



The E-Waste Project won the Overseas Press Club's Whitman Bassow Award for Environmental Reporting in 2003. Image above courtesy of Joanne Ho-Young Lee, who  photographed the series for the Mercury News







Hazardous E-Waste Recycling in India

E-Waste Recycling Reform in California




E-Waste LINKS:


Basel Action Network (BAN): Exporting Harm

Silicon Valley Toxics Network: Toxic Sweatshops

Computer Take Back Campaign: E-Waste Recycling

Toxic Link India: Mumbai Choking on E-Waste

California Against Waste: E-Waste Legislation