Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021

Iattoni, Giulia, Vermeersch, Elise, Balde, Cornelis P., Nnorom, Innocent and Kuehr, Ruediger (2021). Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021. UNU/UNITAR, ITU.

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  • Author Iattoni, Giulia
    Vermeersch, Elise
    Balde, Cornelis P.
    Nnorom, Innocent
    Kuehr, Ruediger
    Title Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU/UNITAR, ITU
    Pages 106
    Language eng
    Abstract The key statistical findings for the region are that electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the market (POM) increased by 30 per cent from 3.2 megatons (Mt), or 8.8 kilograms per inhabitant (kg/ inh), in 2010 to 4.1 Mt (or 9.5 kg/inh) in 2019. The Arab States mostly import, rather than manufacture, EEE; the domestic generation of EEE is therefore very limited, and they rely on imports of EEE POM. Over the same period of time, e waste generation in the region increased by 61 per cent from 1.8 Mt (4.9 kg/inh) in 2010 to 2.8 Mt (6.6 kg/inh) in 2019. The largest e-waste generator is Saudi Arabia, with 595 kilotons (kt) (or 13.2 kg/inh) of e-waste, while the lowest is Comoros (0.6 kt, or 0.7 kg/inh), which reflects the vast diversity of the region.
    Keyword e-waste
    REM
    Arab states
    Copyright Holder United Nations University/United Nations Institute for Training and Research and International Telecommunication Union
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789261353117
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