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China- Home to 70% of E-waste worldwide [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-6-3 17:58:13 |Display all floors
This is the next great step the government needs to take; how to get rid of the waste in an environmentally friendly way! It's a pitty that beautiful spots are spoiled by trash and rivers that otherwise would be wonderful are polluted

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Post time 2012-6-3 23:49:05 |Display all floors
This is a epic problem, not only for China but for the entire world. Disposal of e-waste in a safe and environmentally friendly yet cost effective manner is a difficult task I think.

Globally there's about 50 million tons of e-waste generated each year, 30 million tons of that from the USA alone.  The US Environmental and Protection Agency estimate that only 15-20% of the total e-waste produced is recycled, the rest is either buried in landfills or incinerated.

Part of the problem lies with unscrupulous companies who contract to dispose of e-waste and just dump it where ever they can. Couple this with greed and the desperate poverty in many smaller villages that recycle e-waste and it's a recipe for disaster on a monumental scale.

Primitive or non existent occupational health and safety regulations and a lack of basic awareness of the potential dangers and how to circumvent them really doesn't help in the recycling of e-waste.

As to what to do? Educate, Legislate and fine hell out corporations that do the wrong thing.
Per Ardua Ad Astra

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Post time 2012-6-3 23:53:01 |Display all floors
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