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Blowing a fuse

Stuck with piles of wired waste? Not surprising - in your lifetime, you'll get through more than 3 tonnes of electrical products. But as we pull the plug on our gadgets, we get loaded up with electronic duds that we're now struggling to deal with.

At the moment, more than half of us chuck out our e-junk with the kitchen scraps, sending around 900,000 tonnes of electronic waste to landfill every year. That's what new laws from the European Union (EU) are set to tackle.

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It's time to pull the plug on e-junk.
    Image: Fonebak

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