E-Waste Assuming Alarming Proportions in China – keralanext

From Keralanext:

If statistics released by the China Home Electronics Association are to be believed, around 150 million home appliances, including TV sets, washing machines, refrigerators, air-conditioners and computers, are discarded every year in the country, besides an unknown amount of other electronic items.

Besides, according to a report by the Beijing-based Science and Technology Daily, an astounding 80 per cent of the home electronics thrown out by the developed countries end up on container ships bound for Asia, with 90 percent of those destined for China. The Science and Technology Daily is the official newspaper of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.[Full Text]

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