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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia as millions buy gadgets: UN study

Source: Business Standard, Date: January , 2017

Business Standard, Manilla, Jan 2017: Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a United Nations (UN) study released on Sunday. So-called e-waste in Asia has jumped 63 per cent in five years, the report by the UN University said, as it warned of a need for most nations across the region to improve recycling and disposal methods. "For many countries that already lack the infrastructure for environmentally sound e-waste management, the increasing volumes are a cause for concern," said Ruediger Kuehr, the report's co-author and head of the UN University's Sustainable Cycles Programme.

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