Global Ewaste Report

The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Quantities, flows and the circular economy potential

Article in the Verge

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  • Electronic waste grew 21 percent in five years
  • 2019 set a record for the amount of e-waste ever generated worldwide: 53.6 million metric tons of discarded phones, computers, appliances, and other gadgets.
  • Just 17 percent of that waste was officially recycled, the report finds.
  • Fifty tons of mercury lies within all of the e-waste that officials have lost track of, and much of that was likely released into the environment, according to the report.

Article in the Guardian

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