‘In 2019 the world generated almost 54 million metric tonnes of electronic waste’

The total weight of global electrical and electronic equipment consumption increases annually by 2.5 million metric tonnes

The world generated a shocking 53.6Mt of e-waste in 2019, an average of 7.3kg per person.

This figure comes from the latest UN-backed annual report about global volumes of e-waste, which suggests the global amount of electronic waste generated increased by two million metric tonnes (Mt) from the previous year.

The findings of the report also show the total weight of global electrical and electronic equipment consumption increased annually by 2.5 million metric tonnes.

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