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Report Names U.S. and China as Worst E-Waste Culprits

It's the price tag attached to our quickly evolving times: e-waste is the fastest growing stream of waste and a new report has found that the United States and China are the worst when it comes to disposing of this waste well.

The two countries were the top contributors in 2014 to the record-breaking amounts of cellphones, keyboards, computers, television sets among many more. Canada was better but still managed to rank 16th worldwide when comparing kilograms of e-waste per inhabitant. Part of the reason that Canada fared better is because e-waste legislation was present in nine out of 13 provinces and territories. This accounted for 94 percent of the populations. The Weather Network

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