Global E-waste To Hit 49.8M Tons By 2018 — Here’s What Japan Is Doing To Combat It

  • 2017•11•24

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    Although only a tenth of the population, Japan is second to China when it comes to generating e-waste, according to UN University’s Regional E-Waste Monitor. In 2011 alone, 36.39 million mobile phones were made in Japan and only 7.62 million units — or 20.9% — were collected under the Mobile Recycling Network — a network of 9,000 retail outlets that collect mobile parts.