World Economic Forum – A new circular vision for electronics – 2019

Published in 2019 on the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) hosted by the World Economic Forum, this report provides an overview of the current state of electronic waste. Its objective is to increase international cooperation on the issue and to provide more effective support to Member States in meeting this challenge.

A few key figures


million tonnes of electronic waste are produced worldwide every year, according to the United Nations. Only 25% is recycled.


of solid waste streams is E-waste, but it can account for 70% of hazardous waste that ends up in landfills.

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