E-waste dystopia isn’t science fiction – it’s reality

Chinese SF author warns tech conference that e-waste is an urgent issue that’s going to get worse if everyone keeps treating it as someone else’s problem. Many countries have laws governing e-waste, but enforcement is generally lax, and tracking/monitoring of e-waste is tricky because some companies resort to smuggling to dump it, Chen said. And when countries do crack down on e-waste imports – as China has done in recent years – the e-waste is simply sent elsewhere. For example, Chen said, much of the e-waste that would normally go to China is now being passed off to Southeast Asia countries. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017, the world generated 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste in 2016 (up 8% from 2014).

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