The city of Guiyu is home to 5,500 businesses devoted to processing discarded electronics, known as ewaste. According to local websites, the region dismantles 1.5 million pounds of junked computers, cell phones and other devices a year.

China's Electronic Waste Village

Guiyu, China breaks down much of the world's discarded electronics, slowly poisoning itself in the process

Photographs by Chien-min Chung / Reportage by Getty

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