Sustainability discussions have been front and center for government and industry leaders worldwide. There has been much talk about reducing e-waste and the impact it has on the environment. Globally, the world generated 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste in 2019 and that number is expected to grow to 74.7 million metric tons by 2030.¹ This is fueled by the growing market for all kinds of electronics with limited participation in formal recycling and reuse programs. In simple terms, the world is still too focused on consuming and throwing away.
This text is part of the Circular Electronics Initiative blog series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that aims sto encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.