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INFOGRAPHIC: What Happens to Electronic Waste?

By Techopedia Staff | Last updated: February 9, 2021

Americans throw away more than 130 million mobile phones every year, along with 51 million computers, 31 million monitors and countless millions of TVs, refrigerators and toasters. Some of this so called e-waste is recycled; most is not.

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So what can be done with all this stuff? It's a growing problem around the world, especially as our consumption of electronic products continues to rise. This infographic by Fonebank provides some great statistics about how e-waste is generated and how it can be managed. Check it out!

Infographic: E-Waste: Recycle or Refuse?


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