Electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste, is one of the fastest-growing segments in the solid waste stream. Currently, only 15-20% of the e-waste is recycled. More than 20% of the globally generated e-waste comes from the European Union.
In the past 20 years, the European Union generated more than 180 million tonnes of electronic waste. There are huge differences in e-waste generation from one region to another. Electronic recycling is becoming increasingly crucial to the future of the planet. The following Infographic pictures the amount of e-waste generated by every E.U. member state every year and the metal composition of the amount. Iron, aluminum, and copper are among the most frequent metals.
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