Environment Agency makes first e-waste arrest

The Environment Agency announced yesterday that a man had been arrested as part of a crackdown on the illegal export of e-waste from Britain to the developing world. The 46-year-old from West Sussex was released on bail until 5 May.

E-waste has been high on the media agenda with a joint investigation between the Independent, Sky News and Greenpeace finding that 23,000 tonnes of computers are being dumped illegally in Africa every year from the UK, in violation of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.

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