J201 Media and Society
J201 Media and Society
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Blackboard Readings Week 9 Media Waste In China Human Costs Are Built into an iPad by Charles Duhigg and David Barboza Apple and its global manufacturing lead to harsh conditions overtime hours crowded stay underage workers hazardous waste falsified records 0 Foxconn factory in China had an explosion that killed 4 and injured 18 Foxconn is China s largest exporter and one of the nation s biggest employers with 12 million workers makes 40 of world s consumer electronics 0 A ple now has a supplier code of conduct that is setting standards on labor safety e c 0 Opposition increasing product quality and decreasing production cost Wl li 2 0m 39sib lcgished reports Apple said it requires c a p Z in n iquotfii fmil ilt it c 1 d 3 3 E E Z r quot Z 4 if 4Z a Apple now does annual audit reports that spurred some changes but still reports many violations BSR tried to initiate a project to improve working conditions in factories and Foxconn agreed to participate and later backed out Most suppliers are allowed small profits Apple asks suppliers how much each part costs how many workers are needed and size of salaries the only way to make money from Apple is cutting corners replacing chemicals with less costly alternatives push employees for more work Apple forcably disclosed names of suppliers but not where they are or who supplies them Customers love Apple and aren t pressuring them to change Going up in Smoke by Sarah Eberspacher 0 Agbogbloshie illegal settlement ewaste enterprise where workers burn down world s discarded electronics extract copper and sell 0 Workers live in shacks 0 High pollution 0 Photographs by Michael Ciaglo Facts and Figures on EWaste and Recycling lore electronics are trashed than recycled EvLJasste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in Recycling can yield gold silver palladium copper Recycling makes more jobs Manufacturing computer and monitor takes 530 pounds of fossil fuels 48 pounds of chemicals and 15 tons of water Recycling metals from ewaste uses a fraction of the energy needed to mine new metals