Every year, about 50 million tonnes of waste is generated from electrical products. That’s equivalent to throwing out 1000 laptops every single second. Only 20% of those are correctly collected and recycled.
Things must change!
To help encourage this change, several good initiatives have been employed to constantly remind and inspire us to make more sustainable choices in our lives that affect the environment.
The International E-Waste Day is one of them. The day raises awareness and encourages consumers to dispose of e-waste correctly. This year the focus is on small items of e-waste, under the slogan ‘Recycle it all, no matter how small’.
Reuse, repair & recycle for the benefit of consumers, businesses, and the planet
In Europe, up to 1.4 kg of e-waste per inhabitant ends up in the general waste bin every year. On top of this, small appliances are stored and forgotten in drawers and cupboards at home. The most common unused tech devices are smartphones, laptops, game consoles, and tablets.
In the UK alone, households collectively hold unused tech worth £16 bn. These devices could be traded in, repaired, or recycled to benefit everyone – consumers, businesses, and the planet.
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