Dirt poor Chinese children don’t have lobbyists.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries does.
Industry may have also come to the conclusion that the stuff they consider “junk” is now approaching “valuable” as certain commodities become rarer.
“There’s gold in them thar circuits! And silver. And palladium,
copper, tin, and more. In fact, according to a report from the United
Nations University, there’s some $21 billion in precious metals in
every year of our current e-waste, of which only 15% is being
Well that is about time. I believe plenty of companies simply “gift” piles of “working” computers to the 3rd world to get around similar EU laws though.
I hope some strict enforcement takes place.
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