Tackling the E-waste Pollution Monster

Copyright EMPA, SwitzerlandParaphrase for the day:

One tonne of discarded mobile phones has about 7000 euros worth of precious metals.

— Ruediger Kuehr of the United Nations University

Story about a global public-private initiative is now available see 40 Million Tonnes of Electronic Waste. Describes global effort to reduce the toxic mountains of electronic waste and recycle increasingly valuable metals and components.

My related articles:

Is Your Old TV Poisoning a Child in China? Where Your e-waste Goes

Greener Cell Phones Thanks to European Laws

30 Million Lead-laden TVs Dumped on Poor Countries

Top Ten Worst Pollution Problems That Kill Millions – Including Ones You’ve Never Heard Of

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