China’s Electronic Waste Village

A photo essay from Time about the town in China where 80% of discarded circuit boards, cellphones and other electronics from the US end up. (Be sure to read the captions that accompany each picture.)

The city of Guiyu is home to 5,500 businesses devoted to processing discarded electronics, known as e-waste. According to local websites, the region dismantles 1.5 million pounds of junked computers, cell phones and other devices a year.