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E-waste, World’s Fastest-Growing Trash

Waste generated from electronic consumables is increasing each year, consider you use an electronic device for 2-3 years and then throw it away. We generated the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers of electronic waste in a single year. And yet just 20% of gets collected and recycled. Where does it all go?

Africa is the world’s largest e-waste recycling dump where both foreign and locally generated electronic waste poses a considerable health risk to those working there and nearby.

Companies like IDEO with their design skills and year of experience trying to develop innovative recycling solutions.

Consumers and manufacturers both have to think about the entire lifecycle of their products.

 

Background image: CNN 

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