May 08, 2013
by Circuits Assembly

GENEVA -- A vote that would have permitted electronics equipment manufacturers to send certain types of electronics waste to developing nations for disposal went down in defeat this week.

The draft Guideline on Transboundary Movement of e-Waste would have exempted the shipment of repairable e-waste from industrialized nations to developing countries.

However, a group of developing countries teamed to defeat the measure during the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention in Geneva.

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