52 MIL­LION TONNES

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AMOUNT OF AN­NUAL E-WASTE EX­PECTED TO BE PRO­DUCED GLOB­ALLY BY 2021

In the last nine years, the amount of e-waste pro­duced glob­ally has dou­bled, ac­cord­ing to the United Na­tions Univer­sity in Tokyo, Ja­pan. Cur­rently, the world pro­duces around 45 mil­lion met­ric tonnes of elec­tronic waste each year, and by 2021, this is ex­pected to sur­pass 52.2 mil­lion tonnes. What’s worse is that only 20% of all e-waste is recorded as be­ing col­lected by the ap­pro­pri­ate pro­grams and re­cy­clers, and only 41 na­tions of­fi­cially record in­for­ma­tion on e-waste at all.

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