Lanka industrialized nations’ electronic dump
Oct 17, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The delay in devicing a plan to manage hazardous waste by policy makers is leading the country to become an electronic dump of industrialized nations, Sri Lanka Customs Bio Diversity Unit officials told the Daily News.
The matter was also raised internationally by the Sri Lanka Customs while participating at the 4th Multilateral Environmental Agreement Regional Enforcement Network (MEA-REN) Workshop in Beijing, China recently.Hazardous waste is a rapidly increasing crisis in Sri Lanka, they said representing Sri Lanka’s country report for the workshop.
Massive importation of used automobile parts, computers and their parts, mobile phones and many other electronic wastes has become a grave problem to Sri Lankan policy makers, the report said.