9 months Environmental group warns of health risks posed by mixing e-waste with regular trash MB
By Chito Chavez An environmental group asked the public never to mix electronic-waste (e-waste) with regular waste to prevent toxic contents from penetrating and polluting the ecosystem that poses human health risks. Pollution and toxic watchdog EcoWaste Coalition issued the call about safe e-waste management following the release of a new report indicating that only 20 percent of the 50 million tons of e-waste produced globally is recycled. (MANILA BULLETIN) According to the report “A New Circular Vision for Electronics: Time for a Global Reboot,” “less than 20 percent of e-waste is formally recycled, with 80 percent either ending up ... more