|Smugglers go unpunished over 'tsunami' of toxic electronic waste|
14 October 2014
|Authorities have failed to prosecute smugglers secretly shipping e-waste out of Australia, despite seizing more than 20 illegal shipping containers of electronic junk destined for some of the world's poorest countries in the past five years.|
Experts said the seizures were part of a "tsunami" of discarded consumer goods being exported from Australia and piling up overseas, contributing to major health and environmental hazards.
The Department of the Environment confirmed 21 containers of e-waste – old electronics such as televisions, computers, printers and mobile phones – had been intercepted without hazardous waste permits since 2010.
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