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Support International E-waste Day!

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Join us in celebrating International E-waste Day, an annual awareness event initiated by the WEEE Forum and its dedicated members. This vital occasion occurs on the 14th of October every year and is focused on shedding light on the ever-growing electronic waste issue while advocating responsible e-waste management.

What is invisible e-waste?

Invisible e-waste is the electronic waste that often escapes notice due to its inconspicuous nature or appearance, causing consumers to miss its potential for recycling. In our increasingly technology-driven world, a significant number of products available in the market contain electrical or electronic components. When these items reach the end of their usable life, no longer suitable for reuse or repair, they should seamlessly become part of the electronic recycling process.

The Urgent Need for Action:

According to the United Nations, 8 kg of e-waste per person will be generated worldwide in 2023. This translates to a staggering 61.3 million tonnes of electronic waste discarded in a single year, surpassing the weight of the Great Wall of China. Shockingly, only 17.4 percent of this waste, containing both hazardous substances and valuable materials, will be properly collected, treated, and recycled globally. The remaining 50.6 million tonnes will either end up in landfills, incinerated, traded illicitly, treated inadequately, or hoarded in households.

Even in Europe, a global leader in e-waste recycling, only 54% of e-waste is officially reported as collected and recycled. The lack of public awareness poses a significant barrier to countries developing circular economies for electronic equipment.

By supporting International E-waste Day, you are contributing to a brighter, more sustainable future for our planet. Join us in raising awareness and taking meaningful action to address the e-waste crisis. Together, we can make a difference.


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