Vietnam Strengthens Management Over E-Waste

By Vietnam Business News:

Vietnam has yet to pay appropriate attention to learning about the influences and the electronics waste treatment methods. Scientists have warned that it would have to pay a penalty for this.

The demand for electronic equipment has increased rapidly in recent years, following the strong economic development which has led to the increasingly high volume of e-waste, seriously polluting the environment.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE); the life circle of hi-tech products is very short, just some years. When electronic equipment get out of date, they would be destroyed at the dumping ground or put into incinerators.

A recent survey by the Environment Science and Technology Institute, an arm of the Hanoi University of Technology, has estimated the total industrial electronic waste (scrap metal, wires, printed circuit boards, components corrupted, welding wastes) in Vietnam at 1630 tons per annum… Read more

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