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E-waste: Johnny Clegg speaks out

August 21, 2008
Posted in Green News

Although e-waste only accounts for 2% to 3% of the content of landfill sites it contributes about 60% of the toxicity of those sites. This is according to African Sky’s Johnny Clegg who was speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town yesterday.

Well known for his musical career, Clegg said that there were many misconceptions about e-waste and its consequences. Among these, he said, was that companies would not be held liable for illegal dumping of old IT equipment. Clegg said that just because old IT equipment had been handed over to a “recycler”, companies were obliged to ensure that equipment was correctly and safely recycled. Read more