Only 17.4% of 2019 e-waste was collected and recycled, out of 53.6 million metric tons of waste generated in the world last year. But electronic
Within International E-Waste Day, promoted by WEEE Forum - the world's largest multi national centre of competence as regards operational
The new "Global e.waste monitor 2017" has been published by the United Nations University (UNU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), provides the most complete overview of global electronic waste statistics and problems of electronic waste in different parts of the world.
Data, flows and resources show that more and more people are benefiting from the opportunities offered by global information and digital economy. At the same time, higher income levels, urbanization and industrialization in many countries, including developing countries, are leading to an increasing amount of electrical and electronic equipment and, consequently, more electronic waste.
WEEE contain substances with high environmental and health risks, especially if they are treated in the wrong way.
However, the "e-waste" streams challenge the efforts towards circular economy as valuable resources and not waste.