Danish alarm call on electroscrap recycling

Denmark's Information centre for environment and health has called for "a systematic survey" of discarded mobile telephones, electric toothbrushes, toys and other small electronic devices. The centre estimates that fewer than 100,000 mobile phones are collected for recycling each year against annual sales of 1.2m. It wants consumers to be better informed on environmental aspects of electronic appliances. Under the 2000 electroscrap, or Weee, directive, all EU states must achieve 50% reuse and recycling of small appliances by the end of 2006. See press release.

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