E-Waste Emergency: 6 Alarming Stats on Electronics Disposal

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The E-Waste Crisis

When we adopt new technology, the old stuff (a.k.a. “e-waste”) doesn’t just disappear.

E-recycling is the ongoing effort to properly dispose of e-waste. E-waste presents a modern ecological catastrophe in the making, as components of obsolete electronics decompose in natural habitats or are burned, devastating ecosystems.

Share the following facts and figures to help raise awareness of this disastrous new pollution, and to encourage e-recycling as our best solution.

E-Recycling by the Numbers

e-waste emergency - 6 alarming stats on electronics disposal

Learn more about how companies like Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction are brightening the future of e-waste management.



[1] EcoWatch. “This Year’s E-Waste to Outweigh Great Wall of China, https://www.ecowatch.com/e-waste-great-wall-of-china-2655291965.html#toggle-gdpr” Accessed April 1, 2022.

[2] Scientific American. “One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Technology: Recycling or Donating Discarded Electronic Equipment Help Reduce E-Waste Pollution, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talk-recycling-e-equipment/” Accessed April 1, 2022.

[3] IGI Global. “Handbook of Research on Green ICT: Technology, Business and Social Perspectivies, https://books.google.com/books?id=2wEEoX62” Accessed April 1, 2022.

[4] UN Environment Programme. “UN Report: Time to Seize Opportunity, Tackle Challenge of E-Waste, https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/un-report-time-seize-opportunity-tackle-challenge-e-waste” Accessed April 1, 2022.

[5] Basal Action Network. “E-Waste Chokes Southeast Asia, ban.org/news/2018/11/5/e-waste-chokes-southeast-asia” Accessed April 1, 2022.

[6] United Nations University. “E-waste Rises 8% by Weight in 2 Years as Incomes Rise, Prices Fall, https://unu.edu/media-relations/releases/ewaste-rises-8-percent-by-weight-in-2-years.html” Accessed April 1, 2022.

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