Developing Countries at Risk From Dumped PCs

Developing countries are risk of becoming a dumping ground for e-waste unless there are effective controls in place to stop Western countries from “passing the toxic buck.”So said analyst house Gartner in a new report entitled “Emerging Markets Are Becoming Dumping Grounds for Secondary PCs.””Although reuse must be considered preferable to most other forms of waste management, without effective controls, exports for reuse can be an excuse for dumping, and even in the best case result in ‘passing the toxic buck’ to emerging economies, which are seldom equipped to deal with this problem in an environmentally and socially responsible way,” said Meike Escherich, principal research analyst at Gartner.

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