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UN Warns of Hazards of Electronic Waste

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The United Nations predicts that the amount of electronic waste disposed of annually worldwide will surge 33 percent by 2017. The U.N.'s "Solving the E-Waste Problem" initiative issued a report Sunday saying that the weight of electronic goods discarded every year worldwide would rise to 65.4 million metric tons by 2017, with most of the growth coming from developing nations. The alliance of U.N. organizations, grassroots groups and industry said China had the highest...

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