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Shoppers walk past an ECO ATM machine at a shopping mall in Rancho Bernado, California April 20, 2010. A small start-up company from San Diego is building ATM type kiosks that can scan and price old used cellphones and then pay the customer on the spot for the device. Picture taken April 20, 2010.
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Parts of a computer are seen at a recycling facility of Re-Tem Corp in Tokyo October 15, 2010. Re-Tem Corp researches and develops the recycling of rare earth metals vital to the production of electronics. Japanese high-tech companies face higher input costs for rare earth metals as dominant supplier China curbs exports.
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CPU chips are seen at a recycling facility of Re-Tem Corp in Tokyo October 15, 2010. Re-Tem Corp researches and develops the recycling of rare earth metals vital to the production of electronics.
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Computer waste are left along a river bank at Yaocuowei village near Guiyu in China's southern Guangdong province. Electonic waste, according to a recent report by pro-environment groups, contains 1,000 different substances such as lend, cadmium, chromium and mercury, heavy metals which are highly toxic. Residents around the area buy their drinking water from hawkers taken from the foot of a nearby mountain.
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A man walks among piles of discarded computers at one of Taiwan's largest recycling factories in Taoyuan county, northern Taiwan November 24, 2009. According to Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration, the island produced more than 80,000 tons of e-waste in 2008 and about 60,000 tons can be reprocessed into reusable materials.
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