March 29

Report: E-Waste Is Being Generated Five Times Faster Than It Is Being Recycled

Mountains of electronic waste, from discarded computers to dumped phones, is piling up worldwide, United Nations agencies have warned.

The world’s generation of e-waste is rising five times faster than documented e-waste recycling, a new report released by the International Telecommunications Union and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, has found.

Photo courtesy of Sahand Babali.

Source: Mail & Guardian (link opens in a new window)

Technology, Telecommunications, WASH
circular economy, recycling, research, waste