Josh (the blog)

Hey there. I’m Josh, a SydneyCanberra-based maker of Internets. I don’t update this very often.


Three years for the sake of plywood

Traveled over to Shanghai Scrap today (h/t Danwei) to a post entitled “Plywood Infernal“, written following a visit to a large factory in a northern Chinese city. The author, Adam, writes: “I don’t know much about the plywood industry, and not much more about what drives a young person from a village to a deadly factory in a town without a future.”

Essentially, the manufacturing processes continue to use a carcinogenic chemical in quantities and with exposure to workers such that, if what Adam was told by other residents in this village is true, employees in this factory can expect they have less than three years to live before contracting a terminal illness.

Ours is a messed up world.