Concern: Asia’s waste mountain July 21, 2006Posted by fredericknoronha in Digital content.
My colleague from the Association for Progressive Communications, Alan Alegre from the Philippines, recently posted this interesting link to the APC-Asia mailing list. It says: Time to tackle Asia’s electrical waste mountain:
As the market for electrical and electronic products grows rapidly, the lifespan of products is dropping. Some developed world governments are promoting recycling and starting to require that manufacturers safely dispose products at the end of their working life. However, China and India have yet to address the explosion in ‘e-waste’ — electronic scrap — much of it imported from countries with stricter regulations.