Up to 90% of world’s electronic waste is illegally dumped, says UN

  • 2015•05•12     The Guardian

    An excerpt from an  article in The Guardian:

    Computers and smart phones are among the ditched items contributing to this 41m tonne e-waste mountain, which could top 50m tonnes by 2017, Unep says in a new report launched today in Geneva.

    It follows last month’s UN University report, which outlined how 42m tonnes of electronic waste were thrown out in 2014 at a cost of $52bn to the global economy.