World is on track to generate 74 mn metric tonnes of e-waste annually by 2030: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

, World is on track to generate 74 mn metric tonnes of e-waste annually by 2030: Report- Technology News, Firstpost, TheCircularEconomy.com

Various organisations across the world, including the United Nations, have spoken about growing e-waste and the problems associated with it.  According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, global e-waste generation will reach 74 million metric tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 – almost double the figures reported in 2014.  This, because of the increasing demand and consumption of electric and electronic goods, shorter lifecycles and limited repair options.  When battery-powered or plug-tethered devices such as laptops, smartphones and televisions become unusable, they are discarded. Such wastes constitute e-waste.  E-waste is also a source of plastic waste, which, if not recycled, can contribute to global warming.

Source: www.firstpost.com

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