Classified as the fastest growing waste problem our world is facing, ewaste has a direct and grave impact on the environment and health, with its consequences far reaching into the natural and human world, exacerbated by mismanagement and malpractice.
In 2019, 82.6% (44.3 Mt) of e-waste generated remains undocumented.
A large amount of e-waste is being illegally exported to developing countries, often concealed as scrap metal or for reuse.
In developed countries, 7-20% is exported to developing countries and around 8% is discarded in waste bins and subsequently landfilled or incinerated.
In developing countries, e-waste is Mostly managed by the informal sector under inferior conditions, leading to exacerbated negative impacts on public health and the environment.