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Europe should raise its game on electronic recycling, says UN

The European Union (EU) should not only increase the waste electrical equipment it collects for recycling and salvage, it should prioritise collecting items posing dangerous environmental problems, a United Nations (UN) report has claimed. Written for the European Commission, the United Nations University (UNU) led study concluded only 25% of Europes medium-sized household appliances and 40% of larger appliances are collected for salvage and recycling, leaving substantial room for improvement.