|aThe E-Waste Tragedy /|cARTE France ; written and directed by Cosima Dannoritzer.
|aTaipei :|bWisdom Win,|c
|a1 videodisc (60 min.) :|bsound, color ;|c4 3/4 in.
|atwo-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent
|aOriginally produced as a documentary in 2014.
|tE-Waste Trafficking|tE-Waste Mission|tEuropean E-Waste Recycling System|tE-Waste Trail Experiment|tSpain's E-Waste Theft|tInternational E-Waste Trafficking Ring|tE-Waste Directive|tExport Control Issues|tAmerican E-Waste Challenge|tU.S. E-Waste Export Routes|tHong Kong E-Waste Loophole|tHong Kong E-Waste Smuggling Routes|tGuiyu E-Waste Industry|tIllegal Chip Trade|tMonitoring for Recycled E-Waste|tE-Waste Arrival in Ghana|tNear End of Life Equipment|tReducing E-Waste|tCredits: E-Waste Tragedy
|aIllegal electronics recycling is a toxic business on a global scale. Why do three quarters of Europe's electronic waste disappear from the official recycling system? In the suburbs of Accra, Ghana, children play at dismantling scrapped electronic equipment, surrounded by toxic fumes in a sadly-famous, uncontrolled rubbish dump. The film takes this site as its point of departure, and is driven forward by Ghanaian journalist Mike Anane, who is an expert on the environment. He wants to know why his country has become the trash can of the developed countries. This lucid and efficient investigation by Cosima Dannoritzer (The Light Bulb Conspiracy) into several European countries, Asia and the U.S., reveals the apparatus of large-scale trafficking, as well as a complex chain of responsibility and collusion.