Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream in the world. And the United States is the planet’s biggest source of e-waste, generating almost 8 million tons a year. We followed Puckett on a journey to track down what actually happens to America's electronic waste.
You buy a new phone or computer and you take your old one to a local recycler. It’s the green thing to do, right? It turns out some of those devices may not be getting recycled at all.
“It's still a dirty little secret of the electronics recycling industry,“ says Jim Puckett, who has made it his life’s mission to stop first-world countries from dumping hazardous electronic waste onto developing nations. He’s the head of a Seattle-based watchdog group that’s been investigating the electronic waste trade for nearly 20 years.
Featuring in-depth conversations with local and national voices, Conversations With Enrique Cerna delivers insightful and timely perspectives on race, politics, public safety, education, local and global health challenges, important history and the arts. The conversations are lively, revealing, humorous and moving. Listen, learn and enjoy.
NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.
The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) starts May 19 and runs through June 12. Theaters all around Seattle will be presenting films from all over the world. With screenings, parties and celebrity appearances, SIFF is a film lover's paradise. KCTS 9 is your portal for exclusive stories and interviews from the festival.