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ELECTRONIC WASTE
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source: UNEP, ‘E-waste in Asia
and the Pacific’, June 2004,

www.icteap.org/events/e-waste/
bgpaperdoc.pdf


www.svtc.org/cleancc/pubs/
ppcttv2004.pdf


www.svtc.org/cleancc/pubs/
2002report.htm


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e-waste

Growing dependence on electronic products has given rise to a new environmental challenge: e-waste.

Did you know?

  • In the EU the WEEE* growth is about 3 times faster than the growth of average municipal waste.


  • In 2003, e-waste worth US$1.5 billion was generated in India.


  • In the United States, e-waste already makeup approximately 1% of the total municipal solid wastes in the country.


  • 4 million PCs are discarded every year in China.


* Waste electric and electronic equipment.<:i>
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