The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017

Quantities, Flows, and Resources

This report shows that the amounts of ewaste continue to grow, while too little is recycled. By 2016, the world generated 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) of ewaste and only 20% was recycled through appropriate channels. Although 66% of the world’s population is covered by ewaste legislation, more efforts must be made to enforce, implement, and encourage more countries to develop ewaste policies. The report also highlights the lack of reliable ewaste data at the country level. Often,merely anecdotal evidence is available on the production, management, and recycling of ewaste, and only 41 countries in the world collect international statistics on ewaste.

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