【EU】BAN reveals ‘frighting’ numbers after tracking European e-scrap exports

There are ‘holes’ in Europe’s circular economy, says the Basel Action Network after conducting a two-year long study on illegal exports of electronic scrap. Of the 314 tracked units of equipment deployed in the study, 19 (or 6%) were shipped abroad.

GPS trackers were installed in desktop computers, printers as well as flatscreen displays. The 314 end-of-life devices originated in Germany (54), Italy (48), Spain (45), the United Kingdom (39) Belgium (29), Ireland (24), Poland (20), Denmark (20), Austria (18), and Hungary (17).