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Global e-waste generation per capita outlook 2019-2030

In 2019, the average volume of electronic waste generated per capita worldwide stood at 7.3 kilograms. This figure is expected to rise in the coming years, reaching an estimated nine kilograms per capita by 2030. Electronic waste is also known as e-waste. It consists of the everyday electrical goods such as televisions, phones, and washing appliances that become waste when they break or are no longer wanted.

Projected electronic waste generation worldwide per capita from 2019 to 2030 (in kilograms per capita)*

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Release date

July 2020



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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