World produced 44m tonnes of e-waste in 2017

A new report reveals the annual value of global e-waste is more than £48.5bn

EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016

UN organisations commit to e-waste management

In 2016, around 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated globally

Cash for councils to boost e-waste recycling

Local councils are being invited to bid for a share of up to £775,000 to help boost the recycling of unwanted electrical items. The cash has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment. They are part of the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance […]

EU takes Germany to court over e-waste

Germany is being referred to the European Court of Justice for failings over electrical waste – or e-waste. It failed to enact the EU legislation on recycling e-waste, which is intended to prevent or reduce the negative environmental impact, the European Commission said. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive should have been put […]

World’s electrical waste ‘costing $52bn a year’

Microwaves, toasters and vacuum cleaners are some of the electrical waste that’s costing the world around $52 billion (£35bn) every year. The amount of global e-waste – almost 60% of which was discarded kitchen, laundry and bathroom equipment – reached 41.8 million tonnes last year, according to the United Nation’s think tank. That’s enough to […]