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My creation neither reflects anger nor peace, and more importantly,com. with First Lady Pat Nixon and their daughter Tricia The family dog Irish setter King Timahoe stole the show by taking a first bite out of the cake before the birthday boy could try it and he even got it on the President’s jacket Newscasts like the one above from the NBC News archives featured the blooper Barack Obama He celebrated his last birthday as America’s 44th president with a star-studded gala at the White House A-list stars in attendance according to the New York Times included Stevie Wonder and Usher who performed as well as Paul McCartney Magic Johnson George Lucas Ellen DeGeneres Nick Jonas and Grant Hill Write to Olivia B Waxman at [email protected] 20 km away from Hong Kongs slick densely packed urban center lies the New Territories a suburban mishmash of rugged hills and scruffy villages soaring new housing developments and vacant lots This is where over half of the territorys 72 million people live It could also be the resting place for your old PC or printer Up to 20% of all US electronic waste may be ending up in Hong Kong Not in some scrapyard in the developing world picked over by haggard children and wheezing laborers but in the backyard of one of the world’s most sophisticated financial capitals That at least is the claim of a new investigation which says the movement of these items is violating international treaties restricting cross-border transfer of hazardous electronic materials The conclusion stems from a two-year probe by Basel Action Network (BAN) a US-based NGO focused on protecting the worlds environment from toxic materials The group used GPS trackers to follow 205 pieces of discarded consumer electronics delivered to recyclers and other locations across America between July 2014 and February 2016 BAN says that of all tracked items 69 were exported with 66 of those leaving the US in possibly illicit fashion While the US has not ratified the Basel Convention these exports are nevertheless illegal imports in their destinations which have all ratified the convention A rule governing exports of cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors in the US also appeared to have been flouted the report adds By the environmental watchdog’s estimates as many as 43 shipping containers of e-waste could be illegally leaving American shores every day Electronic waste at a drop-off point for the Safe Disposal program in Brooklyn organized by the government of New York City Zoran Milich—Getty Images Jim Puckett BANs founder and executive director tells TIME that the practice of offshoring electronics supposedly destined for recycling has everything to do with money "Its extremely expensive to do it right" he explains saying that recyclers saddled with items like monitors and computers could profit more from selling them to brokers scooping up e-waste instead of trying to properly dismantle them Properly handling dangerous materials like mercury tubes takes considerable manual labor and cost Read More: Why You Should Never Throw Away Your Old Tech BANs trackers point to 27 recyclers that appear to have sent e-waste to countries where importing US e-waste is illegal One of them Total Reclaim in Seattle had been certified under BAN’s own e-Stewards program which explicitly bars participants from exporting e-waste Nine others are certified under R2 a competing framework that allows exports while 17 have not received any certification In September Total Reclaim was fined $444000 by Washington States Department of Ecology for illegally exporting flat screens and monitors containing hazardous materials reports Seattle-area PBS station KCTS which also documented a trip to Hong Kong made by BAN investigators The recycler’s e-Stewards certification has now been struck for two years The final known location for over half of all exported items totaling 37 was Hong Kongs countryside TIMEs attempts in mid-October to visit some of the 47 unique dumping sites identified in the report were largely fruitless One such site located near Lau Fau Shan an area otherwise known for its oyster beds was more than 15 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop Container lorries and construction trucks rumbled up and down Deep Bay Road a single-lane carriageway without any paved sidewalk Upon arriving at the coordinates supplied by Puckett the location was found to be boarded up and sealed off from outside view In its previous investigations BAN would find containers of e-waste unloaded in New Territories junkyards sorted and then transported to mainland China for further processing the environmentally damaging recycling and dismantling in the Guangdong village of Guiyu has been well documented throughout the past decade However since stringent regulations came in force in 2015 authorized electronics recycling in Guiyu has become limited within an industrial park and smuggling e-waste into the notorious village is now impossible explains Puckett "Ironically" he says a first-world location like Hong Kong has become a new “ground zero” for processing e-waste Unwanted items are dumped near farms in Hong Kong’s New Territories on Nov 6 2013 Bobby Yip—Reuters In June investigative reporters from Chinese-language news outlet HK01 working in association with BAN found workers at some of these sites extracting precious metals like gold from circuit boards and electronic components by heating them in open air HK01 also found that soil samples collected at these junkyards some of which have seen fires break out previously contain shockingly high concentrations of poisonous heavy metals For example one sample contains chromium a highly toxic carcinogen at almost 500 times Chinese safety limits “Its mind-boggling but it almost seems to us that the EPD [Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department] almost seems to be trying to avoid prosecution" of these sites Puckett tells TIME Two weeks after BAN’s report was published between late September and early October a string of raids took place in Hung Lung Hang a rural area just over a kilometer from the border and allegedly rife with illicit recycling facilities The multiagency sting operation resulted in over 3500 confiscated LCDs but no arrests according to a government press release Puckett was disappointed by Hong Kong regulators actions “Its not difficult to prosecute these operators” he says The EPD tells TIME in writing that it confiscated 150 tonnes of waste CRT monitors and 580 tonnes of waste LCD panels from 3200 inspections of shipping containers between 2011 and 2015 resulting in 99 prosecutions for violations related to e-waste and over 80 convictions It also says that between August and September 2016 10 containers of waste circuit boards had been intercepted and returned to their points of origin Read More: Electronic Waste: Where Does It Go and What Happens to It BAN’s investigation meanwhile turned up US recyclers who appeared to not have full knowledge of the eventual destination of the e-waste they had received In one instance a printer dropped off by BAN with a recycler in Massachusetts ended up with another in Vermont and was subsequently shipped to the Chicago area before finally ending up in "Mr Lais Farm" an e-waste junkyard in the northwestern New Territories An attempt by TIME to visit "Mr Lai’s Farm" found that an access road to the area had been completely sealed off with corrugated iron sheets The area peppered with container yards and low-density rural residential developments appeared to be under construction work A small pile of printers and LCDs was seen near a barrier Greenpeace activists lower a banner on a cargo ship allegedly carrying illegal US electronic waste shipment in Hong Kong on June 14 2008 AFP/Getty Images Hong Kongs EPD notes in its response that new legislation covering all hazardous e-waste including previously unregulated items like printers was expected to come in effect in 2017 But Greenpeace campaigner Andy Chu tells TIME that there’s more to ending e-waste dumping “The key of the problem is not how strongly laws are enforced but how customs can intercept [e-waste] at points of import” he says “When amending relevant laws there needs to be a clear distinction between e-waste and second-hand electronics That way importers wont be able to import e-waste under the pretext of second-hand electronics" Speedier customs clearance is another area where Hong Kong can do better according to Chu Under Hong Kong law importers have up to 14 days to submit to customs an “accurate and complete import or export/re-export declaration” That gives unscrupulous importers of electronic waste all the time they need to mask the true nature of what they are importing As for the US.

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