Mexico | Proper management of electronic waste to avoid damage to health and the environment


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Annually, Mexico produces around 1.1 million tons of electronic and electrical waste and it is estimated that by 2026 this amount could grow by 17%, which warns to take measures for its environmentally sound management, since they contain dangerous elements that put risk the health of people and damage the environment.

The foregoing was announced by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Mexico within the framework of the International Electronic Waste Day, to be celebrated on October 14 , and that this year it will focus on the issue of education in order to promote the correct disposal of electronic scrap.  

Source: gob.mx (Automatically translated from Spanish)

                   

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