Seven Important Facts About the Current Global E-Waste Crisis

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Today, the bulk of the world’s waste stream consists of the leftover remnants of a technological universe expanding at astronomical rates.

1. The global e-waste stream creates a large volume of toxic waste.

2. Significant health impacts accompany high e-waste streams.

3. Transport from developed countries to underdeveloped countries is currently under pressure and scrutiny.

4. The Basel Convention is international legislation controlling the movement of e-waste around the world.

5. Several countries are capitalizing from the extraction of precious metals from e-waste streams.

6. Prevention at the design stage is a current trend in addressing the current global e-waste crisis.

7. Future projections predict even greater streams of e-waste.

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