Electronic waste to hit 57 mln tons this year, 74 mln in 2030

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | 15:41 CET | News
The global mountain of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) is set to reach an estimated 57.4 million tons this year, greater than the weight of the Great Wall of China, Earth's heaviest artificial object, according to data cited by Brussels-based WEEE Forum to mark International E-Waste Day 2021 on 14 October. The figure compares to the 53.6 million metric tons generated in 2019, which was 21 percent higher than in 2014, said the association, adding that the e-waste mountain is set to grow to 74 million metric tons by 2030.

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