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The Circuit: Tracking America’s Electronic Waste

You buy a new phone or computer and you take your old one to a local recycler. It’s the green thing to do, right? Well, it turns out a lot of those devices may not be getting recycled at all. The United States is the single largest producer of electronic waste, generating almost 8 million tons a year. Our EarthFix team follows the e-waste trail.

Producers: Katie Campbell and Ken Christensen
Photographers/Editors: Ken Christensen and Katie Campbell
Graphics: Madeleine Pisaneschi
Additional editing: Amy Mahardy
Production support: Carolin Jones
Translators: Dongxia Su, Jade Vong
Tracking data map: MIT Senseable City Lab, Basel Action Network
Additional photography: Basel Action Network

Post Series: United States
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