EU moves to clean up e-waste

Society's need for the new spurs recycling initiatives to stave off growing mountain of waste.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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