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    EU moves to clean up e-waste

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    Europe's throw away culture is producing a mountain of electrical waste but from 2016, European Union countries will be required to recycle discarded appliances. From 2016 - for every hundred tonnes of electrical items put on the market during the previous three years member countries will have to collect and recycle 45 tonnes of e-waste. This target will go up again in 2019. In the first of an Al Jazeera series on e-waste, Emma Hayward reports.