“Consumer is the Key to Circular Economy”: Join in with the Fourth International E-Waste Day and Raise Public Awareness of E-Waste

, “Consumer is the Key to Circular Economy”: Join in with the Fourth International E-Waste Day and Raise Public Awareness of E-Waste, TheCircularEconomy.com

This year’s International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday), taking place on 14 October, will focus on the crucial part each of us, as consumers and as citizens, has in making circularity a reality for e-products. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of this electronic waste containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials will be recorded as being properly collected, treated and recycled. Many initiatives are undertaken to tackle this growing concern, but none of them can be fully effective without the active role and correct education of consumers.

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