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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Tackling High-Tech Trash: The E-Waste Explosion and What We Can Do About It

Title:
Tackling High-Tech Trash: The E-Waste Explosion and What We Can Do About It

Abstract:
Amid all the headlines about technological marvels and high-tech business icons, far less attention has been paid to the huge volumes of waste generated by skyrocketing sales and rapid turnover in high-tech electronics. In contrast to other waste streams such as industrial effluents and air pollution, the rapidly growing electonic waste (e-waste) stream is largely uncontrolled and lightly regulated, relying on a patchwork of corporate "take-back" initiatives, state and local recycling programs, and a handful of (mainly European) e-waste policy directives. This report assesses the scope of electronics consumption and resulting e-waste, the unique challenges policymakers face in handling this kind of waste, and steps we must take to gain control of the problem.

URL:
http://www.demos.org/publication.cfm?currentpublicationID=3251F5A4-3FF4-6C82-5AD72E3A4F278AAE

Source:
Demos

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
November 2010

Associated Sectors:

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