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Second hand mobile phones causing waste problems in Kenya

A Kenyan environmental officer is asking UK mobile phone companies to assess the impact of old mobile phones imported into Kenya and the waste problems they cause. Kenyan National Environment Management (NEMA) compliance officer Peter Odhengo said: There is a serious waste problem with second hand computers and mobile phones sent to Kenya from the West. Currently there are no regulations to control the importing of electronic waste and so we are ending up with a mass of electronics that ...

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