Illegal Export of e-Waste from Australia – A story as told by GPS trackers
Basel Action Network (BAN)
released 08 August 2018
The global waste watchdog group Basel Action Network (BAN) released its findings of a year-long United Nations funded study that used GPS trackers hidden inside of 35 old computers, printers, and monitors. They found that two of the devices left at the consumer take-back desk at Officeworks were exported to developing countries in Asia in likely contravention of international law.