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Throwaway Society

Gaia Vince looks at factors behind the world’s rapidly growing mountain of consumer electronic waste and asking, who is responsible? Manufacturers or consumers?

Hundreds of millions of computers, mobile phones and televisions are thrown away every year around the world. In this week’s Discovery Gaia Vince will be looking at the reasons behind this rapidly growing mountain of electronic waste and asking, who is responsible? The manufacturers or the consumers? When our gadgets break, maybe we should just be repairing them. And Gaia attends a party where people are fixing stuff for themselves.

(Photo: Discarded laptops.)

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Tue 17 Feb 2015 04:32GMT

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