Greenpeace is in a legal battle with Trafigura, a London-based oil trader, over the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, which poisoned thousands and killed 15.
In September, Trafigura agreed to pay $48m to settle the compensation claims but Greenpeace wants Trafigura to be prosecuted for manslaughter and causing bodily harm.
The company has also agreed to pay $160m to the Ivory Coast Government for a cleanup operation but did not admit legal liability for the alleged dumping.
The EU has approved legislation to prevent electronic waste-discarded or obsolete computers, television sets, household electronics and circuit boards-being dumped in Africa and elsewhere.
According to Danish watchdog group DanWatch, 6.6 million tonnes of unaccounted waste is shipped from EU states every year.
Only 25% of the estimated 8.7 million tonnes of e-waste produced by European consumers every year is actually recycled by qualified companies.
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