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Death by Design-The Dirty Story of Our Digital Addiction
Many of us love – and live on – our smartphones, tablets
and laptops. By 2020, four billion people will have a
personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most
consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe,
filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
A discussion will follow the film facilitated by:
Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat, PhD candidate, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Find out about E-Waste Recycling in Houghton Country!
Recycler of the Year Award to be presented!
Cosponsored by Copper Country Recycling, Portage Lake District Library and the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach