According to the U.N., about 50 million tons of electronic waste (or e-waste) are produced every year, the vast majority of which winds up strewn in landfills in the global South, where people sift through the electronic debris in search of valuable metals. Correspondent Seth Doane looks at the tragic costs that occur when consumer products reach their end-of-life, and examines efforts to ramp up formal recycling and extending the life of products like smartphones.
Shelley Larkin is a news writer for Canary Islands News. She writes about arts, construction, automotive, travel, real estate, and fashion. She is also interested in sports and movies.
Shelley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music and going to the movies.