Fair Trade Recycling and WR3A have produced hundreds of raw videos from dozens of countries, showing recycling and scrap, repair and reuse, shredding and manual disassembly, across the globe.
If you would like to submit a 60 second video, answering this question, we will host in on our Fair Trade Recycling Live-Streaming page on April 16.
"Used Electronics Exports: a Blessing or a Curse?"
All viewpoints welcome, though foul language and personal attacks will not appear on the site. 60 second limit strictly enforced!
Recycling To Africa: 2007 Video produced in Vermont and Senegal, featuring interviews with the repair and reuse technicians caught between boycotts of their purchases and toxics along for the ride.
"This is a video about computer exports, computer repair, computer reuse, and the good and bad of computer recycling. WR3A is an association which promotes "fair trade" standards for reuse, repair and recycling."
WR3A = Fair Trade Exports: A 2009 Video by Ken French, which uses dozens of clips from dozens of nations to explain our organization's "middle path" between bans on trade and exploitation.
"Exports are good? Export bans are bad? Higher quality resolution video showing a Fair Trade solution to the problem of junk e-waste dumped overseas."
Arizona PBS Covered the Fair Trade Recycling plant in Sonora, Mexico, in 2009.
"Vermont - Mexico partnership brings jobs and affordable recycling (including reuse of TVs) to Mexico. A women's coop there is a complete partner with veto on every action and process. Watch how participating in a Fair Trade and Responsible manner is better than boycotting and putting the stuff in a pile in the USA. Filmed by PBS station KUAT in AZ."
Consumer Electronics Association Grant: Videos at Viddler.com (display on left) In 2008, WR3A received a grant from CEA to send Flip cameras to members in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and the USA. The raw footage is still available at the Viddler.com website, search the WR3A group.
Fair Trade Recycling has developed training videos for Spanish, Francophone and English speaking countries. See these videos in French, developed by intern Adelaide (Universite Paul Cezanne) in 2012.
More videos, including humorous "Waste-O Matic",moving "Revolution 2.0", coverage of Fair Trade Recycling in French and German and Spanish, and videos on WR3A members and supporters, can be found at Youtube, Viddler and Vimeo (search "WR3A").