Up to 90% of world’s electronic waste is illegally dumped, says UN
90% of electronic waste is illegally dumped..
PCs and smartphones adding to ‘e-waste mountain’ that could reach 50m tonnes by 2017, much of it dumped and traded in developing countries, reports BusinessGreen
Up to 90% of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly $19bn, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the UN Environment Programme (Unep).
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.