Death By Design exposes the international electronics industry and shows how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the three issues most affected by our digital addiction and uncovers an alarming story that we all need to hear.
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The electronics industry has long history of ignoring workers’ health. In the late 1970s to early 90s, thousands of U.S. workers were exposed to chemicals which caused cancer, miscarriages and birth defects.Tweet Share
The federal Superfund program requires companies to clean up sites they have contaminated. There are 23 sites in the heart of Silicon Valley alone. It is estimated the clean-up could take up to 300 years.Tweet Share
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What you can do
Maximize your electronic’s lifespan
Avoid overcharging the battery, let it drain completely before you recharge it. Use cases to protect your device from damage and sunlight. Avoid exposing it to too low or extremely high temperatures.Learn More Tips
Donate or Sell
Another great thing to do if your device is still in good condition is to sell it or even better donate it.Where to Donate
Recycle your electronics
Return it to the retailer. Most retailers, such as Staples, Best Buy or Office Max recycle your e-waste for you.Find a recycling center