World is on track to generate 74 mn metric tonnes of e-waste annually by 2030: Report- Technology News, Firstpost
Various organisations across the world, including the United Nations, have spoken about growing e-waste and the problems associated with it. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, global e-waste generation will reach 74 million metric tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 – almost double the figures reported in 2014. This, because of the increasing demand and consumption of electric and electronic goods, shorter lifecycles and limited repair options. When battery-powered or plug-tethered devices such as laptops, smartphones and televisions become unusable, they are discarded. Such wastes constitute e-waste. E-waste is also a source of plastic waste, which, if not recycled, can contribute to global warming.