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Substandard electronic products lead to sizable e-waste: Shahriar Hossain


Environment and Social Development Organization secretary general Shahriar Hossain said that for low-quality products in the market in Bangladesh was responsible for a sizable e-waste every year while the country had no mechanism of e-waste management.

He said that the substandard products flooding the market also cheated the customers out of the prices they pay for appliances which could only be controlled by putting in place a strong monitoring system.

‘Government should not allow any product that comes with less than five years warranty,’ he said.

A study conducted by the ESDO unveiled in June 2019 found that 2.90 million metric tonnes of e-waste was being generated in Bangladesh every year and the trend is only growing.

The study was conducted based on information collected from producers, importers, sellers and products’ lifetime, said Shahriar.

He said that the study revealed that less than 10 per cent of the total waste was recycled in the informal sector and precious metals recovered from them were being exported to China, Japan and Sri Lanka.

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