UN says western nations must stop dumping illegal electronic waste in Third World

The head of the UN Environment Program said today that technological progress and increasing western consumerism is leading to an increase in the amount of dangerous electronic waste being dumped on the world's poorest nations. 75 per cent of these items including old TVs, CPUs and phones are defunct - in other words e-waste, in other words long distance dumping from developed country consumers and companies to an African rubbish tip or landfill,' he said. Some 20 to 50 million metric tonnes of electronic waste are Read the full article (VIA - www.vnunet.com)