For all of you intellectuals out there, here's some light reading.

 "Rendering waste invisible to its producers is now made all the easier by flows that take used commodities from consumers and break them into various constituent parts elsewhere around the globe. Discarded clothing, consumer durables, electronic goods, paper, and plastics have global circulations to differentiated destinations [for instance, e-waste in West Africa, and Southern China or textiles in India, where they are 'recycled' into yet further commodities."