Even When Recycled, Old Computer Parts End Up Where They Shouldn’t
|09/16/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
As a U.S. senator, Barack Obama introduced a bill to ban the export of elemental mercury for disposal in developing countries. The law was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008 and forced companies to safely discard the toxic metal in the United States rather than sending it to poorer nations, mostly in Asia, where mercury poisoned people and the environment after ending up in dump sites.
With four months left in his presidency, Obama may want to do the same for electronic waste. Even when they’re recycled, many old printers and computer monitors wind up places like read more >>>