Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

Post by buksida » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm

Western media have even picked up this story ... Thailand famous once again for all the wrong reasons ...

Deluge of electronic waste turning Thailand into 'world's rubbish dump'
At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens.

This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic rubbish that is flooding into south-east Asia from the EU, US and Japan.

Thailand, with its lax environmental laws, has become a dumping ground for this e-waste over the past six months, but authorities are clamping down, fearful that the country will become the “rubbish dump of the world”. The global implications could be enormous.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... bbish-dump
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