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
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

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