GLOBAL OVERVIEW

With over 53 Million metric tons of e-waste generated in 2019 alone, different regions around the world have been contributing towards the growth of e-waste at varying rates depending on their respective population; average income per capita; and the overall development of the region.

Equally, geographic regions differed vastly in terms of their formally documented collection and recycling of e-waste, primarily based on the availability of recycling infrastructures, laws regulating waste management, and their respective application.

Americas

  • 13.1 Million Metric Tons generated
  • 13.3 Kg generated per capita
  • 1.2 Million Metric Tons (9.4%) collected and properly recycled

Europe

  • 12 Million Metric Tons generated
  • 16.2 Kg generated per capita
  • 5.1 Million Metric Tons (42.5%) collected and properly recycled

Africa

  • 2.9 Million Metric Tons generated
  • 2.5 Kg generated per capita
  • 0.03 Million Metric Tons (0.9%) collected and properly recycled

Asia

  • 24.9 Million Metric Tons generated
  • 5.6 Kg generated per capita
  • 2.9 Million Metric Tons (11.7%) collected and properly recycled

Oceania

  • 0.7 Million Metric Tons generated
  • 16.1 Kg generated per capita
  • 0.06 Million Metric Tons (8.8%) collected and properly recycled
  • Americas

    • 13.1 Million Metric Tons generated
    • 13.3 Kg generated per capita
    • 1.2 Million Metric Tons (9.4%) collected and properly recycled
  • Europe

    • 12 Million Metric Tons generated
    • 16.2 Kg generated per capita
    • 5.1 Million Metric Tons (42.5%) collected and properly recycled
  • Africa

    • 2.9 Million Metric Tons generated
    • 2.5 Kg generated per capita
    • 0.03 Million Metric Tons (0.9%) collected and properly recycled
  • Asia

    • 24.9 Million Metric Tons generated
    • 5.6 Kg generated per capita
    • 2.9 Million Metric Tons (11.7%) collected and properly recycled
  • Oceania

    • 0.7 Million Metric Tons generated
    • 16.1 Kg generated per capita
    • 0.06 Million Metric Tons (8.8%) collected and properly recycled

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