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‘It was the environment that got me into European politics’

Our guest blogger today is Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East. First elected in 2009, Catherine says she is driven by her concerns for wildlife and the environment. She works to make environmental protection core to European policy, not just an ‘add on’. Having spent time studying wild animals and conservation issues, […]

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, […]

EIA, breaking the news and making headlines in 2011!

It’s the final EIA blog post of 2011, an ideal time to reflect on some of our major successes during the year. You could be forgiven for supposing that the thousands of news stories filling the airwaves and acres of newsprint throughout the year are largely the result of diligent news gatherers following up tip-offs […]

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 […]