World’s mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak of 42m tonnes

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  • 2015•04•19     The Guardian

    Excerpt from the article in The Guardian:

    Last year, 41.8m tonnes of so-called e-waste – mostly fridges, washing machines and other domestic appliances at the end of their life – was dumped, the UN report said.

    That’s the equivalent of 1.15m heavy trucks, forming a line 23,000km (14,300 miles) long, according to the report, compiled by the United Nations University, the UN’s educational and research branch.

    Less than one-sixth of all e-waste was properly recycled, it said.