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New e-waste map shows the global toll of electronics

16
Dec
2013

All of our used electronics are here to stay — unfortunately, we havent figured out what to do with them yet. According to data collected by the StEP Initiative, the annual world volume of end-of-life electronics is expected to jump one-third to 65.4 million tons by 2017. In a statement, Ruediger Kuehr of United Nations University and Executive Secretary of the StEP Initiative said researchers hope the map will spur countries to handle their e-waste, in addition to raising awareness among the general public.

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