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E-waste: Crude recycling methods used in developing countries contaminate air, water and soil, researchers say — ScienceDaily.

A proposed US ban on the export of electronics waste won’t accomplish its goal of stopping crude methods of recycling “e-waste” — especially junked computers — that are resulting in environmental damage in developing countries, researchers say. A new paper calls into question conventional thinking that trade bans can prevent “backyard recycling” of electronics waste — primarily old and obsolete computers — in developing countries.