Illegal electronic waste smuggling

Working with EU partners and using various methods including undercover work and electronic tracking devices, Earthsight has researched and investigated the illegal trade in electronic waste from the UK and Europe to West Africa and China. This multi-million pound illicit business is a major source of heavy metals pollution. Results of a major 2-year investigation carried out by Earthsight in cooperation with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) were reported on Panorama, the BBC's flagship investigative programme, in early 2011. The results have contributed to ongoing prosecutions by the UK authorities.

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