In England, the first case where anyone was sentenced to jail for illegal export of e-waste was concluded in May 2014. A licensed waste processor was jailed for 16 months by a court in the UK for illegally exporting 46 tonnes of hazardous electrical waste to Nigeria, Ghana, and other destinations in Africa. The defendant was a repeat offender. In 2012, following a three-year investigation by the EA, the defendant and a number of other waste traders, processors, and shippers were convicted and fined a total of more than USD 30 000 for activities associated with illegal waste exports.
From collection: Waste Crime - Waste Risks
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal