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Outlook on global e-waste generation 2019-2030

In 2019, global e-waste generation amounted to 53.6 million metric tons. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream, and is expected to continue to grow in the following decade. By 2030, projections show that worldwide e-waste generation will amount to almost 80 million metric tons. The continent that generates the most e-waste is Asia, with much of this amount produced in China.

Projected electronic waste generation worldwide from 2019 to 2030 (in million metric tons)*

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019 to 2030

Supplementary notes

*Future projections do not take into account economic consequences related to the Covid-19 crisis

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