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Discarded Electronics Mismanaged Within Europe Equals ~10 Times The Volume Of E-Waste Exported
Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market.