expected to grow by 33 in the next four years when it will weigh the equivalent

Expected to grow by 33 in the next four years when it

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expected to grow by 33% in the next four years, when it will weigh the equivalent of eight of the great Egyptian pyramids, according to the UN's Step initiative , which was set up to tackle the world's growing e­waste crisis. Last year nearly 50m tonnes of e­waste was generated worldwide – or about 7kg for every person on the planet. These are electronic goods made up of hundreds of different materials and containing toxic substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and
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flame retardants. An old­style CRT computer screen can contain up to 3kg of lead, for example.” Harms: The materials that compose waste are very dangerous Jim Puckett is the former director of the Greenpeace International Toxics Division, Report by the The Basel Action Network (BAN) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC), February 25, 2002, “The negative effects of lead are well established and recognized. It was first banned from gasoline in the 1970s. Lead causes damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems, blood systems, kidney and reproductive system in humans. Effects on the endocrine system have been observed and its serious negative effects on children’s brain development are well documented. Lead accumulates in the environment and has high acute and chronic effects on plants, animals and microorganisms.” Solvency: Need to focus on fixing our U.S. waste programs first The American Coatings Association , “EPA Proposes Major Changes to Hazardous Waste Generator and Hazardous Waste Export­Import Regulations” Paint October 27, 2015 t­regulations/ “EPA says it has become aware of the need for more clarity, consistency and flexibility in the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. Many of these issues were identified in a 2004 program evaluation of the hazardous waste generator program conducted by EPA. In 2013, a separate EPA program evaluation addressing hazardous waste determinations also identified a number of concerns related to generators being able to make a proper hazardous waste determination. Several of the proposed provisions are also responsive to the Notice of Data Availability (2014) that EPA issued on the retail sector asking for comment on hazardous waste management practices in that sector and on challenges they face in complying with RCRA. ACA provided comments on this notice in April 2014.” Block: There are ways to deal with imports The American Coatings Association , “EPA Proposes Major Changes to Hazardous Waste Generator and Hazardous Waste Export­Import Regulations” Paint October 27, 2015 t­regulations/ “Consolidation of the regulations so that one set of protective requirements — the regulations currently in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 262 Subpart H implementing
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