A landfill is a terrible place for old smartphones, televisions, or computers. Electronic waste can be composed of heavy metals, rare earth metals, and other potentially hazardous material. Much of it is hard to recycle, and disposing of e-waste is costly and dangerous. So, for decades, Europe and the United States have shipped e-waste to Africa and Asia, sometimes illegally. In a new twist on an old problem, Europe is starting to hide some of those electronics inside used cars.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Thanks for the link Jayne, useful article on how some people evade the rules. One slight correction though, the article has the sloppy title of 'Europe Is Smuggling its E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars' rather than the more accurate but less attention grabbing 'Some Europeans Are Smuggling E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars
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