Reports States Annual E-Waste to Surpass 93.5 Million Tons

A new research report from Marketsandmarket, Global E-Waste Management Market (2011-2016), has reported that global e-waste volume is expected to reach 93.5 million tons in 2016. This is an increase from 41.5 million tons in 2011 – a compound annual growth rate of 17.6%.

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Crackdown on Illegal Waste Trade By Interpol

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project was launched by the international policing organization to focus on illegal waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) trade and the increasing threat to global environmental health and security.

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Guidance on New WEEE Regulations Issued by BIS

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is preparing businesses for upcoming changes to the WEEE System and guidance on how these new regulations will apply and what businesses will need to do to meet their obligations. The new regulations are scheduled to be in effect on January 1, 2014.