- E-waste generated in 2016 equivalent to 4,500 Eiffel Towers
- Asian countries account for 40 per cent of the discarded goods
- Developing countries still lack formal e-waste recycling systems
scidev.net_[NEW DELHI] Humans generated a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) in 2016 — the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers, and five per cent more than the electrical and electronic goods discarded just two years earlier, says a new study.
The trend is set to continue, with volumes of e-waste expected to rise to 52.2 million metric tonnes by 2021. Continue reading “Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia”