A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation says Britain should ban the sale of mobile phones and other electronic devices, citing research showing the impact on communities.
The ICUUC said it’s the first time it’s found that UK governments have actually done enough to ban the use of mobile phone technology in communities, even though the data is still emerging.
In a statement to the Guardian, ICUBC’s David Purdon said there are no good reasons to keep people from buying or using the devices.
“The trade union’s research shows that this has led to a drastic reduction in the amount of waste that is being disposed of in the UK, with a waste collection rate of just 7.9 per cent,” he said.
“It’s clear that there is a need for a much more radical approach to waste collection, particularly when the UK is a major contributor to the global trend of mobile waste.”
The International Trade Unions report, released on Thursday, said the government should ban sales of devices that use a cellular or mobile network.
Purdon noted that the UK has one of the lowest recycling rates in the world, with an average recycling rate of 8.9 percent.
He said the ICU will work with the industry to make a recommendation on the future of mobile recycling in the future.
A number of countries around the world have introduced measures to limit the use and use of cellular and mobile phones.
One such measure is called the Mobile Smart Waste Free Directive, which requires consumers to dispose of all unused mobile phones in landfills, with the waste then being sent to a recycling centre.
Britain also has a ban on the sale and use on land of mobile devices.
Purden said the UK should also ban the importation of mobile computers, laptops, and other digital devices.
“It’s a complete waste of money, and it’s a waste of human time,” he told the Guardian.
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