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Japan, ASEAN partner to recover critical metals from e- waste

TOKYO -- Japan will work with ASEAN member nations to safely extract critical materials from discarded smartphones and other devices, seeking to tap the region's growing e-waste for key resources. Japan will provide technology to recover and recycle metals from the equipment. The aim is to build a system to circulate resources in Southeast Asian countries and diversify Japan’s suppliers.
The Japanese government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on the cooperation at an environment ministers' meeting on Thursday.Electronic waste at ASEAN nations reached 3.5 million tonnes in 2019 and continues to grow, according to the United Nations. Improper collection has become wide-spread due to the lack of legal oversight, leading to environmental and health concerns.Japan plans to promote recycling technologies and policies through the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

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    • Edwin wangombe

      42 w

      This is great... Recycling will reduce the amount of E-waste in the world

      • Princess

        42 w

        This is a positive step towards resource sustainability. 🙌

        • rosebellendiritu

          42 w

          If this will mean less waste to landfills,less emissions on the process of recycling e.t.c then it means it's worth trial

          • Cynthia LawtonSinger

            43 w

            Circularity! Ending “waste and using resources responsibly and respectfully.

            • Jengaj John

              43 w

              Great partnership.

              • walter lungayi

                43 w

                This is the greatest move, recycling is highly recommended. Also the 3R goes together.

                • Jane Wangui

                  42 w

                  @walter_lungayi the more we recycle the less waste to dispose

                  • Hilda Wangui

                    42 w

                    @walter_lungayi with 3R the environment will be conserved

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