A new report from the UN states that 62 million tonnes of electronic waste were dumped around the world in 2022.

March 21, 2024

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A new report from the UN states that 62 million tonnes of electronic waste were dumped around the world in 2022.

This week, the UN published a report that highlights the state of electronic waste across the globe, and the rate at which it’s growing. The report says that e-waste is rising by 2.6 million tonnes annually and is expected to reach 82 million tonnes per year by 2030.

“These goods are often not easy to repair. They easily become waste and hence global waste generation is increasing,” said Kees Baldé, senior scientific specialist for the Sustainable Cycles Programme at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Unitar).

“The increases of the e-waste mountain are faster than the increases in the recycling efforts of this e-waste ... We are simply losing the battle.”

“The vast majority of this e-waste is not being managed well,” Baldé said.

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