watched “terra blight” today, at the greentopia film festival. it’s an extremely informative documentary about how e-waste (e.g. most of the 100 million computers discarded each year in the u.s. alone) is being shipped to developing countries like ghana where it is poisoning people and the environment. the sad part is that this e-waste is completely reclyclable. the cost of the reclycled materials is a fraction of the cost of mining those same raw materials from scratch. yet we continue to dump our toxic waste on poor countries. since i just watched “detropia” i couldn’t help thinking why detroit cannot become the capital of america’s recycling? the city’s already set up for manufacturing. why not make it the center of disassembling? it’s certainly more sustainable.