TITLE

UN tackles a rising tide of hazardous e-waste

AUTHOR(S)
Cozier, Muriel
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the eight meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal held in Nairobi, Kenya. The participants discussed how to deal with the rising volume of hazardous waste. The United Nations Environment Programme said that 20-50m tonnes of e-waste were generated worldwide each year. Equipment such as computers can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous materials.
ACCESSION #
23440965

 

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