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International Organisation Demands The US Government Stops Exporting E-waste

The international organisation BAN (The Basel Action Network) is working to prevent the disposal of harmful chemicals at a meeting in Chicago this week. The organisation is opposed to the US Government’s practice of auctioning old ink cartridges, printers, computers and phones to brokers, who may then send them to developing countries. Here they may be dismantled and burned, with the risk of releasing harmful chemicals into the earth’s atmosphere.

A professional American recycler said: “President Obama stated that he wanted to ensure the federal government leads as a responsible consumer.” He continued: “And people might be shocked to know that currently any federal employee’s computer can end up being auctioned off, then exported and dumped in countries like China, Vietnam, Ghana or Nigeria.

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