US Firms Cheating On Recycling Electronic Waste, vnunet.com
US firms are using loopholes in environmental laws to disguise how little electronics waste they are recycling, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report focused on the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors and found that US companies were routinely exporting them to countries where they were being recycled in a way likely to be damaging to plant workers. Using undercover operators based in Hong Kong, the GAO found 43 US firms willing to illegally export broken CRT monitors. The situation was compounded by lax regulation by the Environmental Protection (...).