Ten Facts you Didn't Know About Electronic Waste

  1. Did you know that in the UK alone, the general public dispose of over 1.2million tonnes of WEEE (electronic waste), this is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses!

  2. In the UK, the amount of WEEE created would fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over every year.

  3.  Each Year 15 million mobile phones are discarded and thrown away, if you were to line each mobile phone up next to each other, they would span the length of Great Britain.

  4. The average UK household has an estimated £700 worth of unused electronics lying around.

  5. Only 12.5% of all unwanted electronics is currently recycled correctly!

  6. Over £200million worth of your working electrical products and devices are sent to be recycled each year.

  7.  On average, each person in the UK buys three new electrical items each year, that’s 173 million nationally.

  8. Over their lifetime the average UK citizen will create 3.3 tonnes of WEEE.

  9. Over 2.2 million TV sets are discarded alone every year

  10. It has been estimated that landfill space in the UK will run out within the next 10 years. Recycling WEEE will have significant effects on the environment, as well as human health.

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