Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA – Anh ngữ đặc biệt: S.Korea e-Waste (VOA)

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South Korea is dealing with increasing amounts of waste from electronic devices. These parts are often called “e-waste.” Tons of old computers, telephones and other devices are often taken to landfills and buried under the ground. Now, some local governments in South Korea are launching special e-waste recycling programs. The city of Seoul throws out about 10 tons of e-waste each year. About 20 percent of that goes to the Seoul Resource Center, also known as the SR Center. There, electronic devices are taken apart so that valuable metals inside can be reused. Ji Un-geun is the chief executive officer of the SR Center. He says reusing electronic parts is not only about earning profits. He says the goal is to protect the environment. He also says about 90 percent of what is brought to the center will be used in other products. The United Nations says millions of tons of e-waste end up in developing countries. Toxic materials like lead and mercury can create a severe health risk to the local population. The Seoul city government partnered with the SR Center to collect e-waste in 2009. But some environmental groups say not enough is being done to limit the amount of electronics sent to landfills. Some experts estimate that only 21 percent of the country’s total e-waste gets properly recycled. Lee Joo-hong is with the Green Consumers Network. He says the average South Korean buys a new mobile phone every 18 months. He says that more South Korean cities need to start their own recycling programs to keep up with the increasing amount of e-waste.

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