Even as regulations on the recycling of electronics within the US and Europe continue to tighten, scrap metal still makes its way to Asian and, increasingly, African countries, polluting communities surrounding waste sites, according to researchers. The message came from the 2011 Solving the E-waste Problem Summer School, during which 20 international graduate students spend one week in looking at the waste electrical and electronic equipment issue in its entirety rather than through the lens of one specific academic discipline. E-waste sites are being created elsewhere in Ghana, and Atiemo Sampson, who's working toward a diploma in international environmental law at the University of Ghana, said he expected the country's government to set new e-waste regulations in light of the findings.
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