March 25, 2023
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5.3 Billion Phone Scrap Survey 2022: Will Be E-waste – Hong Kong

With the advancement of technology, I believe that many people have higher and higher requirements for the quality of life. It has become the norm to change phones every once in a while, and even some fanatical fans of mobile phone brands will “change every year”. Although technology will make our lives more convenient, we also need to pay attention to the waste problem caused by the replacement of electronic products. Recently, a survey organization announced that nearly 5.3 billion phones will be reduced to electronic waste in 2022.

According to foreign media reports, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recently released data, pointing out that there are currently about 16 billion mobile phones in the world, and 5.3 billion mobile phones will not enter the recycling market this year. Directly discarded by the user. It is estimated that by 2030, e-waste with locating devices, such as toasters, washing machines, etc., will also increase to 74 million tons per year.

WEEE said that electronic products contain many important resources that can be reused, and can be produced into new electronic equipment after processing, calling on electronic product users to recycle instead of throwing them away.

Data and picture sources:BBC

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