Is The U.S. Dumping E-Waste In Ghana?

Is The U.S. Dumping E-Waste In Ghana?

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the U.S. produces 300 million tons of electronic waste annually, according to an RT.com video.

Dumping electronic waste onto the developing world is profitable but harzardous. What is being done to regulate the problem and improve recycling efforts at home?

Americans frequently upgrade their TVs, cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. About 80 percent of that ends up in domestic landfills or is recycled overseas, according to the report.

Disposing of e-waste legally and responsibly has been a political and a practical headache for years and a growing appetite for electronics around the world is only fueling the problem.