PBS NewsHour

What actually happens to your recycled electronics?

Clip: 05/09/2016 | 7m 58s

The U.S. leads the world in e-waste, and while electronic recycling is increasingly popular, what happens after consumers drop off their unwanted products is less clear. A watchdog group has found a lot of tossed junk, with its toxic components, winds up in poorer nations -- and that very little recycling is going on. Special correspondents Ken Christensen and Katie Campbell of KCTS report.

Aired: 05/09/16

Rating: NR

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