Global electronic waste up 21% in five years, and recycling isn’t keeping up

Global e-waste reached 53.6 million tonnes in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez - RC2QKH9SLRP2

Vanessa Forti

Programme Associate, United Nations University


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What e-waste can look like. Image: United Nations University/Yassyn Sidki
How the world managed e-waste in 2019. Image: United Nations University/Nienke Haccoû
Discarded e-waste can be resold and reused for monetary gain. Image: United Nations University/Yassyn Sidki
How countries are pledging to better manage their e-waste. Image: United Nations University/Nienke Haccoû

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