The Junk Market in Haishu District

Posted: March 28th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: waste industries | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

This junk market which is located in Haishu district (Zuguanshan Road No.111) is a member of the Chinese Association for Second-hand.dsc02624

Actually, most of the enterprises in this second-hand market are family businesses. If companies and individuals don’t know how to deal with the wastes, they can make a phone call to the recycling businesses. The recycling businesses will send an employee to give a door-to-door service and value the waste things. When they reach an agreement to the price, wastes will be purchased by the recycling businesses. Some discarded and old products such as televisions will be processed and repaired in order to resell.

junk market

junk market

This junk market is in the combination area of rural and urban, so the surrounding environment is not so good. The hygienic conditions are poor. Dwellers here live a suffering life.

junk market

According to the official statistics given by the Sanitation Department in 2008, there are around 1,740 enterprises which are engage in recycling renewable resources in Ningbo. More than 32,000 people are employed in recycling jobs.

Essay Question

Posted: March 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: waste industries | No Comments »

According to Thomas Schauer, on one hand,  the Informational Technology can improve economy, however, on the other hand, IT brings problems which are the risks to  develop sustainable society. Just as Richard Maxwell and Tobby Miller indicate that media technology has the ethic and environmental problems which should be taken into more consideration.

My essay will take Ningbo for an example to explain how the wastes are recycled, especially the E-waste, and what is the problem during recycling. Why it is important to recycle E-waste? How is it affecting our environment? What are the treatment processes of E-waste? Are they managed in a safe way? Is there any import of hazardous E-waste in Ningbo?