‘The E-Waste Tragedy’ tracks the e-waste trade; film screens twice in Eagle County

‘The E-Waste Tragedy’ tracks the e-waste trade; film screens twice in Eagle County
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By Krista Driscoll

AVON — Every year, up to 50 million tons of electronic waste — computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances — is discarded in the developed world. Seventy-five percent of this waste disappears from the legal recycling circuits, with much of it being dumped illegally in underdeveloped countries. This results in serious environmental, health and security consequences. The Sustainable Community Film Series, a project of Walking Mountains Science Center, continues this month with two screenings of “The E-Waste Tragedy.” The series is intended to raise awareness and encourage community dialogue about environmental, economic and social issues afflicting our world. “The …

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