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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Driven by high demand, factories across the electronics supply chain often ignore basic worker safety. This has resulted in numerous accidents and explosions, killing hundreds and injuring many more.Tweet Share
For many factories in China, penalties for environmental violations are so low, it’s often cheaper to pay fines rather than install proper wastewater treatment plants.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