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E-waste piles up in Thailand's landfills

Police seize tons of discarded electronics from overseas

BANGKOK -- Thailand is facing a mounting problem of waste from electronic and electrical equipment, known as WEEE or e-waste, with massive amounts being dumped in landfill across the country because of its weak laws on waste mangement.

On June 8, Thai police seized more than 200,000 tons of e-waste imported by a company located in Chachoengsao, one of three provinces affected. Police also found several smuggled containers of e-waste at Laem Chabang, Thailand's largest commercial port.

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