Greenpeace took pictures of waste left on the ground in developing countries, and called for an end to exports. The Planned Obsolescence industries seized the opportunity, and are introducing federal legislation to stop all exports of used electronics.
Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater! This would put Ms Vicki (see NPR Marketplace coverage from last week) out of business. Stop the madness. How do people suppose countries with less than $3000 per capita earnings are increasing internet access 100-fold every year? Do we really want to stop that? Or is it "let them eat cake" (buy new $500 PCs)?
Here is a film WR3A produced to try to present an alternative model, Fair Trade Recycling.