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Electronic waste most of waste household appliances

Time:2016-05-05 19:15 Author:Suny Group

According to the British broadcasting corporation (BBC) on April 19, the latest, according to a report released by the United Nations university in 2014, the world of electronic waste, the waste of the microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machines and other household appliances accounted for 60%, of which only 16% can be recycled.

The report showed that in 2014 most of electronic waste are produced in the United States, about 7.07 million tons, followed by China (6.03 million tons) and Japan (2.2 million tons). Per capita e-waste, European countries in the first place, the Norwegian production of 28.4 kilograms per capita, average of less than 1.7 kilograms in Africa. The report says, e-waste increase is due to the rising popularity of household appliances and durability is lower than the previous models, etc.

David Malone, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations said, should take more measures to recycle electronic waste, mining valuable resources. He said: "the world within the scope of electronic waste constitutes a valuable urban mines, is contains a lot of recyclable materials" potential mineral deposits." The world in 2014 41.8 million tons of e-waste, contain 16 million tons of iron, 1.9 million tons of copper and 300 tons of gold, and precious metals such as palladium. The report estimates that these resources accumulated $52 billion.

Malone also stressed, however, because many electronic devices use toxic substances such as lead, and the giant electronic waste is the potential toxic library, toxic substances must be handled carefully, otherwise very dangerous.

 

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