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"High Tech---Highly toxic"

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  • 同事Kelly Huang与大家分享了一则关于电子废弃产品的有毒物质相关消息,引人深思;特别是看见那个可怜的中国孩子图片时。

    "The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem can be avoided. We are pressing leading electronic companies to change; to turn back the toxic tide of e-waste.

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of old computers and mobile phones are dumped in landfills or burned in smelters. Thousands more are exported, often illegally, from the Europe, US, Japan and other industrialised countries, to Asia. There, workers at scrap yards, some of whom are children, are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals and poisons.


    The rate at which these mountains of obsolete electronic products are growing will reach crisis proportions unless electronics corporations that profit from making and selling these devices face up to their responsibilities. It is possible to make clean, durable products that can be upgraded, recycled, or disposed of safely and don't end up as hazardous waste in someone's backyard."

    无论是以前的无铅(Pb-free)还是现在的无卤素(Halogen-free),Indium 公司一向提供前沿的技术和环保的产品,协助我们的客户们become "green", 让大家都成为一个更加有社会责任感的企业(Corporate Social Responsibility)!

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