Impact of E-Waste

  • Electronic waste is a pressing issue and is evidently having a global impact.
  • 53.6 million tonnes of E-waste was produced in 2019.
  • Only 17% of E-waste was recycled sustainably.
  • An estimated 50 tonnes of mercury is lost annually.
  • It is estimated that the annual amount of E-waste will exceed 74 million tonnes in 2030.
  • The value of the raw materials in the 2019 E-waste stream amounts to £44.8 million.
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