What we can do to combat the growing e-waste mountain

Publication: Evertiq
Date: 20th May 2015
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EXCERPT
Too many old, disused or discarded electronics are dumped well before the end of their useful life. Many have the capacity to be reused, resold, repaired, recycled or safely disposed of and every year the problem gets worse…

A recent report from the United Nations University (UNU) revealed more than GBP 34 billion of potentially recyclable goods end up in ‘toxic mines’. That means less than 16 per cent of global e-waste is diverted away from landfill.

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