The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, flows and resources

Balde, Cornelis P., Wang, Feng, Kuehr, Ruediger and Huisman, Jaco, The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, flows and resources, (Tokyo & Bonn: United Nations University, 2015).

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  • Author Balde, Cornelis P.
    Wang, Feng
    Kuehr, Ruediger
    Huisman, Jaco
    Title The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, flows and resources
    Publication Date 2015
    Place of Publication Tokyo & Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 79
    Language eng
    Abstract This monitor aims to present the first comprehensive assessment of e-waste volumes, their corresponding impacts and management status on a global scale. This is measured using an internationally-adopted measuring framework that has been developed by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development (Baldé et al., 2015). The methodology calculates the amount of e-waste generated from harmonised modelling steps and data sources. The outcomes Show an unprecedented level of accuracy and harmonisation across countries and are very useful for international benchmarking. It is estimated that the total amount e-waste generated in 2014 was 41.8 million metric tonnes (Mt). It is forecasted to increase to 50 Mt of e-waste in 2018.
    Keyword E-waste
    electrical equipment
    electronic equipment
    E-waste recycling
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280845
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