Docu-evening: ‘The E-waste Tragedy’

Every year, up to 50 million tons of electronic waste – computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances – are discarded in the developed world. 75% of this waste disappears from the legal recycling circuits, with much of it being dumped illegally in the Third World where it destroys landscapes and harms lives. This documentary takes the viewer on a journey of investigation to Europe, China, Africa and the US and reveals a toxic global trade fuelled by greed and corruption. The illegal recycling of electronics is a downright toxic business, as nearly three-quarters of the waste keep mysteriously disappearing from the recycling system.

?Program ?

20h: Evening introduction
20.15h: Movie: “The E-waste Tragedy” (86 min)
21.45h: Closing comments

? Mine your phone ?

This event is a side-event of the e-waste weeks (11-24 march) in which we collect old phones to recycle. For more info, check the facebook event: Mine your phone – (smart)phone collection


14 March 2019


19:00 - 21:30


Leo XIII seminarie room PI 00.38 (Tiensestraat 112, 3000 Leuven)
Leo XIII seminarie room PI 00.38 (Tiensestraat 112, 3000 Leuven)