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The global vol­ume of e-waste is ex­pected to grow by 33% in the next four years when it will weigh the equiv­a­lent of eight of the great Egyp­tian pyra­mids. These stats were re­vealed by the UN’s Step ini­tia­tive, which was set up to tackle the world’s grow­ing e-waste prob­lem. Ac­cord­ing to a Step re­port, e-waste is now the world’s fastest- grow­ing waste stream. By 2017, it says the vol­ume of end- of- life TVs, phones, com­put­ers, mon­i­tors, e-toys and other prod­ucts will be enough to fill a 24 000km line of 40- ton trucks.

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