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Partnership Launches Portal to Address Global E-waste Challenge

June 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, of which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a founding member, recently launched, an open source portal that visualizes electronic waste (e-waste) data and statistics globally, by region and by country, for policymakers, industry, academia and the public.

Discarded equipment, such as phones, laptops, refrigerators, sensors and TVs are referred to as e-waste. E-waste contains substances that pose considerable environmental and health risks, especially if treated inadequately. On the other hand, e-waste presents an opportunity worth more than $62.5 billion per year if treated through appropriate recycling chains and methods, with the potential of creating millions of decent new jobs worldwide.

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