The Environmemtal Investigation Agency has recenlty concluded an 18 month investigation into the illegal disposal and export of e-waste. The report, System Failure: The UK's harmful trade of electronic waste, was published last week and outlines that an estimated 75% of the EU e-waste each year remains unaccounted for.
The report added that "much of Europe's e-waste ends up in West Africa, especially in Nigeria and Ghana". A lot of (B2B) recycling firms offer a range of services and operate according to the law, but there are others, rather than recycle it themselves they sell on the e-waste and it is this that may end up being exported.
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