Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

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  • 2017•01•16     The Guardian

    Excerpts from the article in The Guardian:

    “Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds”

    “The amount of e-waste in Asia has risen by 63% in five years, a report by United Nations University said, warning of the need to improve recycling and disposal methods across the region to prevent serious environmental and health consequences.”

    “Ruediger Kuehr, the report’s co-author and head of UNU’s sustainable cycles programme, said: ‘For many countries that already lack infrastructure for environmentally sound e-waste management, the increasing volumes are a cause for concern.'”