A worker recycles CD players at a workshop in Guiyu, in Guangdong. The town is known as one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites. Photo: Reuters

No amount of technology is going to solve the world’s waste crisis

David Newman says developing countries especially must focus on basic waste management, to curb open dumping and clean up streets, before looking to sophisticated solutions

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A worker recycles CD players at a workshop in Guiyu, in Guangdong. The town is known as one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites. Photo: Reuters
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