Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP
Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP

Tipping point: China named top contributor to ‘e-waste’ mountain rising in Asia

Gadget garbage is piling up and becoming a giant health hazard and bad for the environment, according to a UN study, which blames consumer culture for the impending crisis

Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP
Old stereos and video recorders in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, part of a mountain of electronic waste piling up across Asia. Photo: AP
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