Five things changing the E-Waste landscape


There are advancements being made that are helping to tackle the problem of handling E-Waste responsibly. From circular design to consumer education programs, industries are slowly waking up to addressing the problem. Here are five ways that we’re seeing this play out across Australia.

8 April 20247 mins
Five things changing the E-Waste landscape
Australia is among the highest producers of e-waste, ranking as 5th top producer globally, generating 21.7kg of waste per person. In an era where technology is rapidly evolving at pace, the challenge of e-waste has become more and more pressing for countries and organisations around the world.

Once upon a time consumers would have their devices for years, but due to changing consumer habits, we’re now seeing the average lifespan of electronic devices shorten and shorten. This means that by 2030, e-waste is predicted to reach close to 75 million metric tonnes per year, a 16.6 million metric ton jump from 2021. Which is more than the Great Wall of China, the world’s heaviest artificial object.

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