Which are the top 3 countries generating e-waste?
NEW DELHI: India is the third largest electronic waste generator in the world after China and the USA and these three countries together contributed 38% of total 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste, generated worldwide in 2019.
Why is e-waste sent to China?
Large amounts of foreign e-waste, mostly from the developed Western world, have been imported into China since the 1970s. Cheaper labor and lax environmental standards attracted e-waste from developed countries that could save much of the cost of processing the waste domestically.
Which country generates most e-waste in 2020?
China, with 10.1 million tonnes, was the biggest contributor to e-waste, and the United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes. India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third. Together these three countries accounted for nearly 38 percent of the world’s e-waste last year.
What countries are doing to reduce e-waste?
For the past 15 years, Switzerland has been actively encouraging and supporting environmentally friendly electronic and electrical waste disposal practices in developing countries, including Peru, Colombia and Egypt.