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9DT - eWaste: Case studies

What is e-waste and how does it affect people and the environment?

eWaste generated by countries:

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The Global e-Waste Statistics Partnership

E-waste generated is defined as the amount of discarded electrical or electronic products (e-waste) due to consumption within national territory in a given reporting year, prior to any collection, reuse, treatment, or export.

E-waste Formally Collected represents the e-waste collected as e-waste and regulated by environmental protection laws specifically designed for e-waste. This includes e-waste that is collected and later exported, and treated according to national standards in another country.

National Legislation represents whether the country is regulated by national environmental protection laws specifically designed for e-waste.

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