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e-waste

International E-Waste Day

Today, October 14, is International E-Waste Day – a day first developed in 2018 to raise awareness of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and encourage people to recycle their e-waste. Why e-waste? In 2019, the world generated 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste. It is estimated that by 2030, the amount of e-waste created will reach 74 million tonnes. Only 17.4 per cent of e-waste in 2019 was collected and recycled. This means that 44.3 million tonnes was either placed in landfill, ...
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What to do with e-waste

We often talk about how to dispose of plastic (especially our favourite, bioplastic) but there’s a whole other category out there that can be difficult to deal with at the end of its life – e-waste. E-waste, or electronic waste, includes everything from phones and computers to headphones and cables. You can throw them out like everything else – but they’ll end up in landfill where they (might, eventually) break down, probably releasing chemicals into the environment as they do ...
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