Disposable lifestyle now a global phenomenon

  • 2013•12•16     CleanBiz.Asia

    Excerpt from the article by CleanBiz.Asia staff:

    “Although there is ample information about the negative environmental and health impacts of primitive e-waste recycling methods, the lack of comprehensive data has made it hard to grasp the full magnitude of the problem,” says Ruediger Kuehr of United Nations University and executive secretary of the StEP Initiative. “We believe that this constantly updated, map-linked database showing e-waste volume by country together with legal texts will help lead to better awareness and policy making at the public and private levels.”