- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 16, 2007
Just make sure your DVD player's working so you can enjoy this fascinating look at the afterlife of broken and obsolete electronics.
- Scrap or treasure? What happens to machines once their useful life has ended?
- Broken and obsolete electronics are much more than mere landfill.
- An innovative look at the ultimate in "reuse, recycle, reduce."
All creations, great or small, have a limited lifespan. BONEYARD is a visually captivating and richly informative new series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® that uncovers the beneficial afterlife of our age's defunct technology. From trains to ships to demolition debris, learn the innovation, creativity and technical prowess that make waste useful again.
Every year millions of electronic devices - from cell phones to computers, from baby toys to televisions - break or become obsolete. There was a time when these gadgets would head straight to the landfill, but times have changed. Now they head to the BONEYARD.
Every electronic device contains a multitude of toxic or useful materials. Batteries and heavy metals must be disposed of carefully lest they endanger the environment. Precious metals and sophisticated parts can be recycled. Often, electronic gizmos are repurposed or reconditioned and start their useful lives anew. No matter their fate, they all pass through the BONEYARD.
This informative survey takes you through the surprising afterlife of the electronic marvels that make our modern world function.