Worlding Electronic WasteMain MenuChapter 1 | IntroductionChapter 1 summary and figures.Chapter 2 | Waste/Non-WasteChapter 2 summary and figures.Chapter 3 | The Discard TestChapter 3 summary and figures.Chapter 4 | Charting Flows of Electronic WasteChapter 4 summary and figures.Chapter 5 | Looking Again in a Different WayChapter 5 summary and figures.Chapter 6 | Weighty GeographiesChapter 6 summary and figures.Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688eVisit MIT Press
12017-05-15T07:14:37-07:00Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688e89946Looking into the Lavender Pit which is part of the Copper Queen mine complex near Bisbee, Arizona. Between 1975 and 2003, the US electrical and electronic manufacturing sector annually consumed about the same total amount of copper as was extracted from the Lavender Pit over its entire twenty-four year operational life. Source: author's photograph.plain2017-11-08T12:00:44-08:00Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688e
12017-05-15T07:17:46-07:00Chapter 6 | Weighty Geographies18Chapter 6 summary and figures.plain4418602018-03-16T14:47:50-07:00This chapter charts the discards arising from resource extraction, manufacturing, and use of electronics. It demonstrates that the vast majority of waste from electronics arises before consumers purchase their devices. Resource extraction, manufacturing, and use comprise an archipelago of sites that are forgotten or erased when e-waste only means that which occurs after consumption.