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From BBC News: EU Adopts New e-Waste Law

The BBC reports that the European Parliament has passed a new law to curb dumping of electronic goods such as mobile phones, computers and TV sets in landfill sites.

Pakistani Newspaper Notes e-Waste Imports, Risks

In-country report: Hazardous E-waste has become one of the biggest health risks of this century in Pakistan, with rising trend of bulk imports of used and obsolete computers and other electronic equipment from the West, taking full advantage of “yet to be enacted E-waste laws” in the country.

E-Waste Legislation Gaining Support

The potential to create jobs and stop toxic electronic waste from being exported has spurred the world’s largest recycler to support proposed federal legislation. Read this article from American Metal Market, December 30, 2011.

Ghana: Incoming e-Waste a Growing Problem

Ghana reports that at least 35% (and perhaps much more) of imported, second-hand electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) is non-functioning, most of that coming from the EU and the USA. Some is repairable — but fails soon and adds to Ghana’s growing e-Waste crisis.