Global e-waste generation per capita 2010-2019

As of 2019, the average global e-waste generated per capita stood at 7.3 kilograms, the largest volume recorded. In the same year global e-waste generation reached approximately 53.6 million metric tons. Quantities of e-waste have been steadily increasing as more and more people discard of old electronics, such as phones and fridges.

E-waste can cause harmful environmental pollution, as toxic substances can be released into soil and water if products are not properly disposed of.

Per capita electronic waste generation worldwide from 2010 to 2019 (in kilograms per capita)*

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Figures prior to 2014 are from previous reports

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