No stopping dumping waste - Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste
The UK government says it is unable to stop the practice because of the exponential surge in volumes of incorrectly classified waste being exported.
Catalina McGregor, the government's deputy champion for green IT, says, "I could write the best policy in the world and there would still be dumping because it is a lucrative industry. It doesn't matter how pretty the paperwork is, it is still going to happen."
Up to 900 containers a week are arriving in Africa and Asia from Western Europe and the US, according to e-waste experts.
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