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 HHTel » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:01 pm

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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. ... bbish-dump
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