8 Things You Should Know About the Growing E-Waste Problem (.PDF Download)

May 6, 2024
As the global e-waste problem continues to accelerate, existing recycling programs can’t keep up with demand.

As a global community, we generate a lot of electronic waste (e-waste). In fact, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR) latest Global E-waste Monitor says the escalating e-waste problem vastly outstrips the rate at which we’re recycling those materials. Defined as any discarded product with a plug or battery, e-waste harbors toxic additives and hazardous substances (including mercury) that could threaten human health and environmental well-being.

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