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Global e-waste documented to be collected and recycled 2019, by region

In 2019, Europe was the region that documented the most e-waste to be collected and properly recycled. At 5.1 metric tons, this amounted to approximately 43 percent of total e-waste generation on the continent. In Africa, just 0.03 metric tons was documented. Many developed nations export their e-waste to African nations, where it is often incinerated causing significant health risks. E-waste that is not disposed of properly can result in toxic substances polluting the environment.

Electronic waste documented to be collected and properly recycled worldwide in 2019, by region

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