While electronics provide many benefits to society, the inefficient disposal and re-use of electronic components is complex. Realizing this global issue poses harmful repurcussions to society and the environment, the head of UN agencies with the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development have come together to address this massive problem and simultaneously a major opportunity.
According to the report, global e-waste is on track to reach 120 million tons per year by 2050 if current trends continue.
We have the capacity to do better. The time is now to educate ourselves and demand a more circular economy in the electronics and electrical waste sector.