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date: 20 September 2019

E-Waste (China and India: Assessing Sustainability)  

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

The waste from discarded electronic products, known as e-waste, has become a problem of huge proportion in Asia, especially in China and India where hazardous e-waste from developed countries is often dumped or recycled in adverse conditions. The highly toxic substances of e-waste necessitate special handling to prevent health hazards and environmental damage. International conventions and national legislation now attempt to regulate the disposal and recycling of toxic waste, as well as the recycling of valuable nonrenewable resources in electronics. ...

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