China risks becoming world hi-tech waste bin

From China Daily Online:

China has become a major dumping ground for electronic waste and risks becoming the world’s high-tech waste bin, posing hazards for people and the environment, Greenpeace warned…

Although China has banned electronic waste from being imported, companies still export the waste there illegally while a lot more is generated domestically, said Greenpeace campaigner Yue Yihua.

“The proportion coming domestically is increasing but there is still waste coming from overseas,” Yue said.

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