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Earth Day 2010: Recycle

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As a result, it is only done on an industrial level in a few dozen countries. The only countries that have laws that set up electronic recycling collection and processing systems are South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the 27 countries of the European Union, five provinces in Canada, and 20 states in the United States. There are just a few industrial electronics recycling companies in all of South America, Africa, and most of Asia.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

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The WEEE Directive is the set of laws that governs the proper collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the 27 countries of the European Union. The latest update of the law is expected to be formally approved in 2014. The countries of Eastern Europe are largely on track to develop their WEEE Directive laws. They are developing an industrial capacity, for instance, with companies like Trishyiraya Recycling in Southern India.