Extracting gold from electronic waste
• . million Estimated total amount in tonnes generated globally in 2014.
• US$ billion Approximate worth of potentially usable resources represented by that total.
• . million Proportion of that total in tonnes that was “documented and recycled with the highest standards.”
• . million Proportion in tonnes of global total that was small equipment (microwaves, toasters, electric shavers, etc.), which represented the largest amount of any type of e-waste.
• million Proportion in tonnes of global total that was lamps, which represented the smallest amount of any type of e-waste.
• , Tonnes produced in Canada in 2014.
• , Tonnes diverted from landfill in Canada in 2014. *Sources: Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge (UNEP); The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, flows and resources (UNU).