WEEE*: household e-waste collected in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2019

Household WEEE* collected in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1st quarter 2013 to 1st quarter 2019 (in metric tons)

by Ian Tiseo, last edited Jun 21, 2019
WEEE*: household e-waste collected in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2019 The quarterly volume of collected household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has varied since 2013. Volumes peaked during 2016, with 150,993 metric tons collected in the second quarter. In the first quarter of 2019, 123,489 metric tons was collected. The UK is one of the biggest producers of WEEE in the world.
Types of e-waste

  WEEE, often referred to as e-waste, is electronic products such as phones, computers and lights that are discarded at the end of their useful life. Large household appliances such as fridges, microwaves, and washing machines make up the largest volume of the nation’s e-waste. In the 1st quarter of 2019, 45,640 metric tons was collected, which was the most collected since the 2nd quarter of 2017.

E-Waste a growing problem

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, and there are health concerns over the way it is disposed of. Large amounts are exported to developing countries. With a lack of proper waste management, electronics are often burnt, resulting in the likely contamination of soil, water and food.
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Household WEEE* collected in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1st quarter 2013 to 1st quarter 2019 (in metric tons)

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Metric tons of waste collected
Q1 2019123,489
Q4 2018114,554
Q3 2018126,367
Q2 2018131,030
Q1 2018121,372
Q4 2017119,230
Q3 2017135,297
Q2 2017133,832
Q1 2017136,721
Q4 2016133,898
Q3 2016148,367
Q2 2016150,993
Q1 2016146,999
Q4 2015127,653
Q3 2015131,207
Q2 2015128,826
Q1 2015127,741
Q4 2014122,406
Q3 2014128,662
Q2 2014121,974
Q1 2014118,838
Q4 2013115,754
Q3 2013123,672
Q2 2013120,650
Q1 2013112,804
Metric tons of waste collected
Q1 2019123,489
Q4 2018114,554
Q3 2018126,367
Q2 2018131,030
Q1 2018121,372
Q4 2017119,230
Q3 2017135,297
Q2 2017133,832
Q1 2017136,721
Q4 2016133,898
Q3 2016148,367
Q2 2016150,993
Q1 2016146,999
Q4 2015127,653
Q3 2015131,207
Q2 2015128,826
Q1 2015127,741
Q4 2014122,406
Q3 2014128,662
Q2 2014121,974
Q1 2014118,838
Q4 2013115,754
Q3 2013123,672
Q2 2013120,650
Q1 2013112,804
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by Ian Tiseo, last edited Jun 21, 2019
The quarterly volume of collected household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has varied since 2013. Volumes peaked during 2016, with 150,993 metric tons collected in the second quarter. In the first quarter of 2019, 123,489 metric tons was collected. The UK is one of the biggest producers of WEEE in the world.
Types of e-waste

  WEEE, often referred to as e-waste, is electronic products such as phones, computers and lights that are discarded at the end of their useful life. Large household appliances such as fridges, microwaves, and washing machines make up the largest volume of the nation’s e-waste. In the 1st quarter of 2019, 45,640 metric tons was collected, which was the most collected since the 2nd quarter of 2017.

E-Waste a growing problem

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, and there are health concerns over the way it is disposed of. Large amounts are exported to developing countries. With a lack of proper waste management, electronics are often burnt, resulting in the likely contamination of soil, water and food.
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