3 September 2015

Investigation shows Europeans only recycle 35% of e-waste

Waste Dive 31 Aug 2015: Dive Briefs:
  • On Aug. 29, an investigation funded by the European Union was released, reporting that Europeans disposed of only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. That's 3.3 million of 9.45 million tons. The rest wound up in landfills and black market sales and exports, which can lead to economic, environmental and health problems.
  • Proper disposal methods exist, but many consumers and companies don’t use them, according to the 56-page report, "Countering Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Illegal Trade."
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