Efforts to downplay global e-waste dumping issues are taken from the playbook used by climate change deniers and tobacco giants - and we're calling foul.
Jim Puckett, BAN's Executive Director, recently wrote an article in Resource Recycling, calling attention to a growing trend to deny that e-waste exportation from developed to developing countries is a problem.
We know illegal export to be undeniably true and very problematic.
Recent history has shown us that when an inconvenient truth threatens substantial profits, the industry of denial steps in stir up controversy and confusion, thus forestalling much-needed action for solutions.
We're witnessing this disturbing trend now with hazardous waste trade issues.