E-waste accounts for what percentage of toxic waste?


E-waste accounts for what percentage of toxic waste?


E-waste is the shorthand name for electronic waste. This is the waste produced by the disposal of electronic devices and components. These include TVs, cell phones, and computers. These types of devices contain toxic heavy metals.

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A study by several international organizations determined that in 2016, a grand total of 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste were generated around the...

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