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EU moves to clean up e-waste
Society's need for the new spurs recycling initiatives to stave off growing mountain of waste.
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 23:08

Europe's throw-away culture is producing a mountain of electrical waste but from 2016, European Union countries will be required to recycle discarded appliances.

From 2016 - for every hundred tonnes of electrical items put on the market during the previous three years, member countries will have to collect and recycle 45 tonnes of e-waste. This target will go up again in 2019.

Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports from southern England.

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