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22 September 2010 09:05 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Sandun A. Jayasekera

Importers of Electronic goods such as air conditioners, computers and cell phones are to sign a MOU with the Central Environment Authority soon to collect, dispose and export e-waste, Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said.

“The objective is to free Sri Lanka from hazardous e-waste as air pollution and health hazards through e-waste have become a growing problem in Sri Lanka. The danger is that the public do not know much about the danger,” Minister Yapa told Daily Mirror


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  • Babanis Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:38 AM

    Very good idea. What about the normal combustible waste we see on the roadside. Any plans to get rid of it.

    Siripala Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:27 AM

    Where are we going to export this e-waste? We will need more ships to export them than to import.

    knight Rider Thursday, 23 September 2010 04:01 AM

    Good news !! Sri lankans are smart and intelligent we should find more ways of disposing our own garbage as well, the Large FNCG companies should fund & support such causes since its their products thats causing the increase of waste such as Plastic & polythene packaging.

    pinto Thursday, 23 September 2010 04:30 AM

    Good move but ewaste is only 0.00000000000001 percent of total output of rubbish in sri lanka. Even this can be sold to the local recycler. I think the whole scheme doesn't make sense.


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