Posts Tagged ‘Electronics’

Sweden: Export an illegal fridge and go to jail

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Swedish Government seems to want to make an example, as the Cabinet later today will initiate drafting of a new law that would make it easier to send illegal exporters of electric and electronic tra$h, which we know is a global and profitable business, to court. The new law is also supposed to make it easier for law enforcement to press charges against individuals in the tra$h business for attempted smuggling (right now, the tra$h must leave Sweden for things to become illegal, making it a lot more complicated process for authorities to engage in).

While there will be a while before we see actual proposed legislation, I applaud this, but think that we should also recognize that this is a symptom that cooperation between police forces of involved countries should be strengthened. We can’t just add new legislation to cure an inefficient collaborative environment. International Trash Police Summit now, please!

Buy it, use it, break it, junk it…

Monday, August 24, 2009

Entertaining and informative video from Greenpeace featuring their electronics waste campaigns. Via 365 Days of Trash.

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