Developing World Overtake in e-waste

Developing World Overtake in e-waste

E- waste from China, India, Brazil and South Africa are expected to surge 33 percent between 2012 and 2017. In just three years, the annual volume of e-waste will rise to 36.7 million tons in developing nations compared to 28.6 million tons in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia combined, according to a report released by the United Nation’s initiative StEp Initiative formed to tackle the enormous problem. China and the US lead the world on e-waste. Based on volume, China leads with 11.1 million tons, followed by the US at 10 million tons.

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