The world are bombarded by a tsunami of electronic waste

The world are bombarded by a tsunami of electronic waste. Experts believe that 60 to 90% of such wastes be subject to illegal Commerce or processed and disposed without proper control






To 41 million tonnes of waste annually.

Electronic industry — one of the fastest growing industries — generates up to 41 million tonnes of waste. This, in particular, various worn-out or broken household appliances, computers, and smartphones. Every year this garbage on our planet is growing, and by 2017 it will be at least 50 million tonnes annually.
Experts believe that 60 to 90% of such wastes be subject to illegal Commerce or processed and disposed without proper control.

Although the export of hazardous wastes from countries of the European Union and the Organization for economic cooperation and development is prohibited in States that are not included in these structures, however, according to experts, "thousands of tons of e-waste falsely declared as second hand goods and are exported from developed to developing countries".

Among these "goods" batteries and monitors from computers. It uses a variety of smuggling methods — from organised transport by truck across Europe and North America to the use of large smuggling "hubs" in South Asia and container transport by sea.

The main recipients of toxic cargo for the disposal or, sometimes, for processing, are Africa and Asia.

In West Africa the palm hold, in particular, Nigeria and Ghana.

A large number of electronic garbage gets and côte d'ivoire. In Asia, according to experts of the UNEP, the illegal delivery of waste affect China, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

Source: tass.ru/obschestvo/1963234

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