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50 million tonnes of e-waste discarded each year: UN report

Updated : January 24, 2019 11:33 PM IST

In terms of material value, this is worth 62.5 billion dollars -- more than the GDP of most countries.
Informally, millions of people worldwide, over 600,000 in China alone, work to dispose of e-waste, much of it done in working conditions harmful to both health and the environment.
50 million tonnes of e-waste discarded each year: UN report

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