MIA Paper Planes and e-Waste Recycling

wwwJust a reminder, if you did not see academy award winner Slumdog Millionaire, it was about a scrap recycler from India who makes good because he is smart and learned stuff.  It was from the breakage and scrap side of the business, not the shiny "big secret factories".

This is so damn important.   Cleaning up the operations in the poor countries through fair trade is critical.  Just shutting these people off leaves them nothing but war and drugs. Bang, bang.  Play the video below.

The basic idea in Slumdog Millionaire is that at the beginning, he defies all probability by answering every question in "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" de India.  To the authorities, obviously he must have cheated, as the odds of a kid from the scrapyards knowing answers to questions about obscure London historic sites is next to zero.  The movie then goes back in time, telling the kid's story, stitching together the anecdotal opportunities through which he learns certain things as a fluke.  The conclusion of authorities:  if it's unlikely a poor kid can do it, the conclusion is that he cannot do it.

That's the difference between WR3A and our critics.   If its statistically unlikely that an overseas recycling company is doing it correctly, and we try to certify which ones ARE doing it correctly, do you go check on us, or declare that we are cheating?

The families we work with in Sonora Mexico want these jobs and will do everything, every R2 practice, and every environmental audit, to keep them.  Their percussion is the same: bang, bang.  Thanks to Maya Arulpragasam, daughtor of immigrants to UK from Sri Lanka, who sings in the track above.

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