Global per capita e-scrap generation by key country 2017

This statistic represents the amount of e-scrap generated per inhabitant in selected countries. The United Kingdom generated 21.1 kilograms of e-scrap per capita in 2017.

Amount of e-scrap generated per capita worldwide in 2017, by select country (in kilograms per inhabitant)*

Generation in kilograms per inhabitant
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

E-scrap means both used and end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, in whole or in part.
* Figures were compiled from several studies, varying by date of conduction: UK 2017; France 2017; Canada 2016; Japan 2015; Germany 2017; USA: 2016; Brazil 2009; Australia 2008; China 2008; South Africa 2009, Chile 2008; India: 2007.

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