e-waste

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Global e-waste surged up 21% in 5 years

A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019 β€” the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2; $57 billion in gold and other components discarded β€” mostly dumped or burned.

Upcycling e-waste trash in Ghana into treasure

Global electronic waste expected to double by 2050. Informal e-waste repairs could improve the environment and livelihoods. It is important to develop training programmes developing the future of e-waste communities.

Massive e-waste dump in Ghana can be harnessed for good

Agbogbloshie in Ghana is a vast urban area that houses a massive e-waste recycling dump. Today, many work at the β€œdigital dumping ground”, sorting through technological products like washing machines, cookers, vehicles, cell phones and computers.