Companies Accused of Dumping E-Waste Material

The EIA says that British companies are taking advantage of lax auditing procedures to illegally export end-of-life technology to West Africa

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that British companies are taking advantage of lax auditing procedures to illegally export end-of-life technology to West Africa.

In its report ‘System Failure: The UK's Harmful Trade in Electronic Waste’, the EIA points out that, "Industry intelligence suggests the diversion of e-waste from local-authority sites to the black market is widespread.

Starting in 2009, the EIA spent 18 months on an undercover investigation into the trade in waste cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) and found the hardware being shipped in contravention of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

To read the article titled, “British e-waste still being dumped in Africa,” click here.

Source: 
ZD Net

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