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Third world nation dumping grounds



Over the past 8 -10 years, various domestic and international agencies and groups have informed and enlightened the public and private business sector of the burgeoning problems that their e-waste causes when not handled properly.  From the damage done to the local environment, to the life threatening impact experienced by people in developing third world nations whose shores are the dumping ground for industrial nations electronics refuse, their stories and warnings have been common news for almost a decade.  Yet, despite the attention to (and awareness of) these issues, the problems with e-waste continue to grow, especially in the poorer countries of the world.

As a picture paints a thousand words, a link to the photographic expose by Valentino Bellini of the “Bit Rot Project”, whose images capture the continued devastation caused by e-waste dumping into third world nations, can be viewed by clicking on the apple icon above.  You will find a link to the entire “Bit Rot Project” article on the first page of the expose.  We invite you to take a look.

And please remember; BoxQ does not dump anything into landfills, and does not ship anything overseas.

Please note that BoxQ offices will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday the entire week of June 29 – July 3.  Please contact Mark Bell at 877-499-2697 or [email protected] if you need an e-waste removal before June 26th.  Thank you.

The BoxQ crew

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