GOOD Magazine (2007) – an overview of e-waste issues. (1 min 46 sec)

E-Waste | GOOD Magazine GOOD Magazine: E-Waste Animation by Ian Lynam Music by E*Rock Needing to chuck your old electronics? The Basel Action Network, who contributed documentary footage to this video, compiled a list of Responsible Recyclers that will not export your old computer. Check out their list here:

Factory City, Discovery Channel (2009) – EUPA’s huge appliance manufacturing factory in China employing 17,000 workers. (44 min 45 sec)

Factory City: EUPA . Documentary China labors and the largest factory in the world

They live there. They eat there. Their children attend school there. But most of all, they work there. They are the 17,000 employees of EUPA, a “Factory City” in the southeast corner of China. EUPA’s massive workforce pumps out 15 million irons per year, millions of sandwich grills, microwaves, coffee makers and blenders.

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia, Basel Action Network (2002) – a seminal video highlighting the e-waste problem. (23 min 3 sec)

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

A powerful documentary about the dumping of toxic computer wastes on developing nations, specifically Guiyu, China. To learn how you can prevent your electronics from ending up in a toxic dump site, please choose an e-Stewards certified recycler in your area. Visit to learn more.

E-Waste Hell, SBS Dateline (2011) – focuses on e-waste exported from Australia to Ghana. (17 m 44 sec)

E-Waste Hell

How are the west’s ‘recycled’ TVs and computers ending up in a toxic dump in Ghana? Dateline investigates the trade in e-waste which is poisoning a once picturesque part of Africa. For more on Giovana Vitola’s story, go to the SBS Dateline website…

The E-waste Tragedy, Media3.14 (2014) – documents the illegal dumping of e-waste in developing countries. ( 2 min 45 sec)

THE E-WASTE TRAGEDY – opening sequence

This is “THE E-WASTE TRAGEDY – opening sequence” by Media 3.14 on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Amnesty International (2016) This is what we die for: Child labour in the DRC cobalt mine. (8 min 2 sec)

This is what we die for: Child labour in the DRC cobalt mines

This film documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It goes on to trace how this cobalt is used to power mobile phones, laptop computers, and other portable electronic devices.

China: Streamlining Electronic Waste, United Nations (2016) Development in e-waste processing in China.

China: Streamlining Electronic Waste

United Nations – Electronic waste or e-waste is becoming one of the largest rubbish streams in the world. China and the United States together account for one-third of the world’s e-waste. Experts say if e-waste is not recycled properly, humans and the environment will suffer from exposure to carcinogens and toxic fumes emanating from obsolete electronics languishing in garbage dumps around the world.