Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tipping point: Australia's e-waste crisis

Source: Total Environment Centre
"About 168 million electronic waste items will either be dumped in landfill or be destined for landfill by the end of 2008, a new report has found. The report by the Total Environment Centre says the lack of environmentally responsible recovery options for electronic waste has reached crisis point.In light of the report, the Total Environment Centre has called on state and federal environment ministers to implement an e-waste recycling system to prevent the number of e-waste items in Australia’s landfills rising to more than 200 million by 2010."