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Strong enforcement needed to police new EU e-waste rules

LONDON: New rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union (EU) were today approved – but while welcoming the move, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned the regulations would be meaningless without rigorous enforcement. Under the previous directive in 2003, approximately one-third of EU e-waste was disposed of properly, […]

Scandal of UK’s illegal e-waste trade exposed

A TOXIC flood of discarded technology is illegally leaving the UK to wash up in Africa, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals in its new report System Failure: The UK’s harmful trade in electronic waste Disposing of e-waste is fast becoming big business and EIA’s 18-month undercover operation – the most thorough to date into […]