While some electronic waste may be accounted for by storage in attics or garages, much may be disposed of with mixed waste in landfills and incinerators or exported – often illegally – for dumping in Africa or for rudimentary recycling in Asia, where it has a high toll on health, safety and the environment.

The fate of large quantities of electronic waste is unknown, according to a Greenpeace report ‘Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard’. While some electronic waste may be accounted for by storage in attics or garages, much may be disposed of with mixed waste in landfills and incinerators or exported – often illegally – for dumping in Africa or for rudimentary recycling in Asia, where it has a high toll on health, safety and the environment.

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Toxic Tech: Not In Our Backyard
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