09 Sep '11, 1pm

Children on the frontlines: the e-waste epidemic in Africa

Children on the frontlines: the e-waste epidemic in Africa

Universal phone charger to cut e-waste (02/18/2009) Mobile phone manufacturers will introduce a universal charger for handsets by 2012, reports CNN. U.S. ignores laws on e-waste disposal (09/19/2008) U.S. laws for exporting electronic waste (e-waste) are widely ignored, according to a General Accountability Office (GAO) report, which faults the Environmental Protection Agency. Sony launches consumer electronics recycling program (08/17/2007) Sony has launched a recycling program for consumer electronics. Apple defends green credentials, promises to do better (05/04/2007) In a open letter posted Wednesday, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs countered claims by green groups that the iPod and computer maker lagged in recycling and removing toxic chemicals from its products. He said the company is already an industry leader when it comes to the environment and that Apple will continue ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0909-moukaddem_ewaste.html

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