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Expert analysis of electronics-related legislation and compliance requirements, such as RoHS, REACH and WEEE, from industry expert Gary Nevison of Farnell.

e-waste crisis

Policing illegal e-waste

According to WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Compliance scheme B2B the integrated approach taken by the Environment Agency is tackling the illegal export of WEEE by working closely with the police, HMRC and other statutory bodies. This looks to control the WEEE destined for overseas markets where environmental controls…

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New illegal e-waste task force

A new task force, including former police detectives, will support the Environment Agency in its fight to close illegal waste sites.

Backed by £5M of funding over two years the new Crime Agency will employ 90 new members of staff according to the ENDS Report.

According to the Agency there…

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Helping the children of India

Would anyone like to help the young people of India who are suffering from significant levels of lead in their blood due to uncontrolled recycling of toxic e-waste?

53% of those under the age of 12 have levels that are reducing their IQ / ability to learn.

If you would…

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e-waste crisis in India

Please take a look at this brief U-Tube video that clearly shows the hazards of unregulated recycling of toxic e-waste in India, so called Backyard Recycling. Premier Farnell has recently announced the launch of a Trust that looks to help the young children who are suffering brain damage…

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E-Stewards: Driving change in the US

The Basel Action Network (BAN) and the Electronics Take-Back coalition, working with 32 recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment, have announced the E-Stewards programme, which identifies the most responsible recyclers in North America.

The group hopes to end the dumping of toxic e-waste in developing countries. Recent…

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e-waste tragedy: making a difference

As regular readers will know I am passionate about the subject of the recycling of toxic electronic waste in the developing world, sometimes referred to as Backyard Recycling.

This man made tragedy is based on the often illegal shipment of e-waste to developing countries from the developed world, and…

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Raising awareness of lead in India

Europe now finds itself at the centre of the contentious issue that the European Commission refers to as “backyard recycling”.

Organohalogen compounds are, in general, non hazardous but a ban is being considered in an attempt to prevent uncontrolled and unsafe recycling practices that are carried out in India, China…

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e-waste crisis in India and China

Europe now finds itself at the centre of the contentious issue of what the European Commission refers to as “backyard recycling”.

Organohalogen compounds are, in general, non hazardous but a ban is being considered in an attempt to minimise the impact of uncontrolled and unsafe recycling practices that are carried…

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