Electronic waste is becoming an increasingly pressing problem in China with the surging of the sales of electronics. It is estimated that the country will be producing more than 6 million tons of electronic discards in 2020. Among all kinds of wastes, E-waste is one of the most dangerous types. To dispose them correctly, special recycling technology and equipment are required. China Daily has interviewed an E-waste recycling factory in Beijing, now we can have an in-depth-look on how China is saving the Earth. Video after the break.
E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, refrigerator, stereos and fax machines are common electronic products. Most of the E-waste contains toxic materials which can cause severe environmental pollution if not properly handled. The Chinese government has been encouraging recycling and centralized treatment of E-waste, because those staff can be turned into useful materials after refurbishment and extraction. Local E-waste recycling company will jointly funded by oversea company like Panasonic from Japan, bringing advanced technology and managing experience to the joint venture. China has been well-known for electronic waste, if you remember the electronic waste village which has discovered a few years ago. We hope China can build more of these recycling factory, able to properly manage their waste electronic.
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