International E-waste Day

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    • International E-Waste Day is held on October 14 every year as an opportunity to reflect on the impacts of e-waste. 
      • Slogan is ‘Recycle it all, no matter how small!’.

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    • Roughly 5.3 billion mobile/smartphones will drop out of use this year, according to non-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Forum, which started the day in 2018.
    • The electronics would reach a height of around 50,000 km if stacked flat and on top of each other.
    • Mobile phones/ smartphones have valuable gold, copper, silver, palladium and other recyclable components.

    Source: DTE