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July , 2017
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UN agencies to help track e-waste worldwide

Source: News Times, Date: July , 2017

Source: New Times, July 14, 2017:- In a world full of digital and high-tech devices, 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 on Wednesday. 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. Most e-waste has not been properly documented or treated through appropriate recycling chains and methods. According to the UN Environment Program, up to 50 million tonnes of electronic wastes are expected to be dumped in 2017, which sees a 20-percent-increase from 2015.

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