Japan to take back 196 tonnes of hazardous e-wastePhoto: takomabibelot, Flickr (All creative commons)

After an inspection of containers in the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand, Japan has been ordered to take back over 190 tonnes of hazardous e-waste that it had illegally exported.

Japan to take back 196 tonnes of hazardous e-wastePhoto: takomabibelot, Flickr (All creative commons)

Inspectors opened eight shipping containers, seven of which contained e-waste that had not been declared. Japan has agreed to accept the return shipment and said it will take legal action against the people who were involved in the exporting of this waste.

Read more about the incident here.