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International E-Waste Day 14 October 2020

Posted by Maria Cristina Chiulli on

A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just 5 years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. It is estimated that by 2030 this number will reach 74 Mt!

International E-Waste Day was developed in 2018 by the WEEE Forum with the support of its members. The day is used to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in e-waste recycling rates on the day itself and into the future.

E-waste continues to increase in volume and the materials it contains are essential for manufacturing new products and satisfying consumer demand for e-products. In 2019 only 17,4% of global e-waste was collected and properly recycled, which means that 44,3 million metric tonnes of e-waste, valued at US $57 billion, was either placed in landfill, burned or illegally traded and treated in a sub-standard way, and this is despite 71% of the world’s population being covered by e-waste legislation. This results in the huge loss of valuable and critical raw materials from the supply chain and causes serious health, environmental and societal issues through illegal shipments of waste to developing countries.

Even in Europe, which leads the world in e-waste recycling, only 42,5% of e-waste is officially reported as collected and recycled and the lack of public awareness is preventing countries from developing circular economies for electronic equipment. (source: weee-forum.org)

Dispose of your e-waste properly, according to local waste policy.

Help the environment and yourself by adopting an eco friendly lifestyle.

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