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  1. Please watch the video, "The Problem With E-Waste".
    1. According to the video, what is an e-Steward certification?
    2. Where is the closest e-Steward site located to you?  (You may use Google to find out)
    3. What is the source of your information?  Please provide the URL of the web page by which you found the closest e-Steward site.
    4. Where is Maxey Flats?
    5. What kind of waste does it store?
    6.  What is the source of your information?  Please provide the URL of the web page by which you found information on the Maxey Flats site.-- 

QUESTION 3

  1. Please watch, "The dark side of electronic waste recycling" 
    Explain why they put the tracker in, 
    Who BAN is
    What is EARTH EYE?
    Where did the waste go from Seattle?
    Who is Lorch?
    Who broke the law by lying to their customers?
    Total Reclaim got caught how?


QUESTION 4

  1. Please watch "E Waste Hell"... an old video from 2011.
    1. In which African country is the Australian waste processed?
    2. What does the 15 year old kid do to get money?
    3. Why are they trying to melt the plastic off the wires?
    4. When the kids breathe the poisonous toxic, smoke, what happens to the growth of their brains?
    5. Is the food market in the poisonous, toxic smoke also?
    6. The heavy metals cause mainly what kind of cancer?
    7. Poland, Canada, America and other industrialized countries should do the recycling of the waste themselves, but they ship them to this African country instead.  How many container loads are shipped EVERY month?

    8. Since it is illegal to ship electronic waste to these countries, what "work-around" is used to get this electronic waste into the country?
    9. Are there any Australian regulations that allows e-waste to be shipped to the African country?
    10. Ghana has no resources to stop the incoming e-waste.  Do you agree with him that the blame actually belongs to those who export the waste?
    11. From which country did the Top-Secret hardware come from?
    12. What opportunity presents itself to identity theft?
    13. After a day of scrounging in the toxic waste, what is the kids' take-away pay from what they sell?

    Notice that at the end of this old video, they talk about an investigation that is going to take place.  In the next question, you are going to do research to find out what happened with that investigation, and put your research on this in the Library Holding Bin.

QUESTION 5

  1. For your research on the previous question, please go to the link for the web site, "Australian Government Waste and resource recovery publications and resources".'
    Scroll down to the part that says, "National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme"
    Look through the resources in that section.  
    Pick one of the links in that section that addresses the problems you saw in the video, "E Waste Hell"
    1. What is the title?
    2. What is the date?
    3. What is said in the Executive Summary (or summary)
    Into your Library Holding Bin this week, put the following:
    1. The URL of the web page
    2. The title of the web page (Australian Government Waste and resource recovery publications and resources)  
    3. Section (National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme)

    4. Title of the link you chose
    5. Date of the link you chose
    6. A brief summary in your own words of what the Executive Summary was about, and how it 


QUESTION 6

  1. "E-Waste Hell" was filmed in 2011.   Now watch the first few minutes of  "AFRICA ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana".  (You don't have to watch the whole thing).  The point is, This is the EXACT SAME CITY filmed five years later. 
    You've just done some research on the investigation and new policies put into place after the 2011 investigation.
    1. To your eyes, what has changed between 2011 and 2016?  
    2. If you saw no change, why do you think that the new policies aren't working?  If you DID see change, what was changed in the conditions of Agbobloshie between 2011 and 2016?
    Put your answer here, in the weekly Holding Bin, and in your personal backup file.


QUESTION 7

  1. Find any video -- it must be recent, less than two years old -- that has found a SOLUTION to the problem of e-waste.  This is the first of two videos you will find. 
    1. Provide the url (web address of the video)
    2. Provide the title of the video.
    3. Provide the date of the video.
    4. In which country has the solution been developed?
    5. What IS the solution to the e-waste problem, as described in the video?
    6. How does the solution work?
    7. Is the solution affordable?  Can a poor nation adopt the solution?
    8. Does the solution deal with all components of e-waste, such as both the toxic heavy metals as well as the plastics on the wires which do not decay?
    9. What is the name of the company that developed the solution to the e-waste problem?  
    10. Is there still part of the problem they have not figured out yet?-

QUESTION 8

  1. Find any video -- it must be recent, less than two years old -- that has found a SOLUTION to the problem of e-waste.  This is the second of two videos you will find. 
    1. Provide the url (web address of the video)
    2. Provide the title of the video.
    3. Provide the date of the video.
    4. In which country has the solution been developed?
    5. What IS the solution to the e-waste problem, as described in the video?
    6. How does the solution work?
    7. Is the solution affordable?  Can a poor nation adopt the solution?
    8. Does the solution deal with all components of e-waste, such as both the toxic heavy metals as well as the plastics on the wires which do not decay?
    9. What is the name of the company that developed the solution to the e-waste problem?  
    10. Is there still part of the problem they have not figured out yet?
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