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UN agencies to help track global e-waste

Source: sify.com, Date: July , 2017

Source: sify.com, July 13, 2017:- UN agencies are starting to work together to track and help deal with a soaring amount of electronic wastes worldwide, the International Telecommunication Union (ITS) said. As technologies change at great speed, and as access to and use of electrical and electronic equipment increases, the products' life cycles have become shorter and many designs do not support repair or reuse. As a result, the amount of electronic waste, or e-waste, is growing rapidly, Xinhua news agency quoted the ITS as saying. Most e-waste has not been properly documented or treated through appropriate recycling chains and methods. According to the UN Environment Programme, up to 50 million tonnes of electronic wastes are expected to be dumped in 2017, which sees a 20 per cent increase from 2015.

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