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EU steps up drive against e-waste

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EU steps up drive against e-waste

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In brief: The EU has adopted tougher rules for dealing with electronic waste. MEPs voted to introduce the measures over the next seven years.

They are intended to prevent the illegal dumping of mobile phones, computers and other hi-tech items.

Members states will have to collect 45 tonnes of waste for every 100 tonnes of product sold.