So says the Daily Mail, that bastion of reason and logic.
I read elsewhere that the Environment Agency down south is preparing to take a number of people to court for labelling electrical goods wrongly so they are shipped off to Africa and the Far East where children scavenge dumps for precious metals.
It's a horrible situation but apparently suggests recycling is a waste of time, if you believe the Mail.
It also calls into question EU laws.
Blimey. Talk about conforming to stereotype.
If anything it should result in a tightening of laws so we know where our stuff goes and it will perhaps remind people to reduce and reuse as well as recycle. Do you really need that new gadget? Can you pass your old one onto someone else?