Workers dismantle discarded electronic components at the Guiyu Recycling Economy Industrial Park in Shantou, Guangdong, this month. Photo: Lea Li
Workers dismantle discarded electronic components at the Guiyu Recycling Economy Industrial Park in Shantou, Guangdong, this month. Photo: Lea Li

China’s most notorious e-waste dumping ground now cleaner but poorer

Thousands of polluting recyclers have shut down in Guiyu, Guangdong, while others have moved into tightly controlled industrial park

Workers dismantle discarded electronic components at the Guiyu Recycling Economy Industrial Park in Shantou, Guangdong, this month. Photo: Lea Li
Workers dismantle discarded electronic components at the Guiyu Recycling Economy Industrial Park in Shantou, Guangdong, this month. Photo: Lea Li
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