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Head out of Beijing in a north-westerly direction, and you might pass Dongxiaokou village. Perched on the outskirts of town, the Dongxiaokou is where a lot of Beijing's electrical waste goes to be forgotten about. Not by everyone, though. The village has become a hub for immigrant workers that mak

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June 8, 2014 at 12:00PM
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We see a lot of gadgets come in the door here at Engadget. In fact, getting them in the door is actually the easy part... it's getting them back out that's a bit confusing. Recycling -- something that most of us do on a day-to-day basis with our trash -- is a bit stickier when it comes to gadgets.

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Dell -- which scored pretty poorly in the latest Greenpeace report -- has just officially adopted a ban of the export of e-waste as part of its policy. The company, which also has a recycling program, says it's been holding its partners to high standards for several years, but has revised its poli

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Any self-respecting gadget hound knows that China is responsible for packing millions of shipping containers with the consumer electronics we crave. What you may not know is what we ship in return: our waste for recycling. Of growing concern is e-waste, resulting from the deluge of PCs, cellphones,

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Late last week, Greenpeace issued its latest \"Guide to Greener Electronics,\" which offers a serious takedown of various tech companies' environmental production practices. The organization judged several tech firms mainly on the criteria of \"eliminating hazardous substances\" from the production phas

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