According to 2019 figures, E-Waste will reach 57.4 million tons in 2021, with only 17.4 percent recycled.
(Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com) According to 2019 figures, e-waste would reach 57.4 million tons in 2021, with only 17.4 percent recycled. This year, the amount of electronic garbage produced globally grew once again in 2021. It is estimated that the bulk of it will not be recycled.
The total amount of e-waste expected to be 57.4 million tons.
Perhaps as a result of COVID-19 and growing reliance on technology for both home offices and entertainment. This is the quantity of e-waste estimated to be dumped in 2021, totaling 57.4 million tons. According to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Forum, this is the case.
According to the group, this will add another 2 million tons in 2021, approximately equaling the total weight of the Great Wall of China. Despite the fact that estimations of the Great Wall of China’s weight fluctuate, this is the case.
Only 17.4 percent of the total waste is recycled.
Despite the fact that e-waste today contains anything from gold and silver to priceless glass and other rare earth elements, only around 17.4 percent will be efficiently recycled, according to ABC. This is based on data from 2019.
This is in contrast to popular belief that 40 percent to 50 percent of waste is actually recycled. According to the WEEE Forum, this is the case. It is now International E-Trash Day, a yearly event organized by the WEEE Forum to raise awareness about the growing problem of electronic waste. IBM has launched an AI service to assist businesses with climate change studies.
Household E-Waste Recycling
This year’s event is being used by the group to promote the recycling of domestic e-waste, according to reports. Many of these items are remain unused in drawers and cupboards. They seek to create awareness among some individuals about the necessity of returning equipment that no longer work or are unused, according to the report. According to Pascal Leroy, the director-general of the WEEE Forum.
One out of every seven electricals in European households is currently sitting in drawers because they aren’t being utilized or aren’t working. In France, it was discovered that a single person can have 5kg (11lbs) of non-functional electrical items. That was the case. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell.