E-Waste in developing countries endangers environment
1 August 2014
A rising mountain of hazardous electronic waste is putting workers in developing countries and the environment at risk. Some of the disused computers, cellphones, televisions and other products are locally generated, but the developed world – especially the U.S. – is responsible for sending many of the items. The developed world has in the past exported an estimated 23 percent of its electronic waste to seven developing countries, according to a study published in June 2014 by the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The growing demand for electronics, and the increasingly short life spans of these devices, means e-waste isn’t going anywhere. But the problem is complex, and solutions will not come quickly – or easily.
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