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Global share of e-waste generated by type 2018

This statistic displays the distribution of electronic waste generated globally in 2018, based on the type of e-waste. During this time, some 15 percent of electronic waste generated were categorized as screens.

Distribution of electronic waste generated worldwide in 2018, by type

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Release date

January 2019



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Supplementary notes

Examples of
small equipment include: electric shavers, microwaves, toasters, or video cameras;
large equipment include: electric stoves, washing machines;
temperature exchange equipment include: fridges, freezers, air-conditioners; and
small IT include: personal computers, mobile phones, or printers.

There was an estimated 50 million metric tons of e-waste produced.

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