News: The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 has been released.
- The report is a collaborative product of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership(GESP) formed by UN University(UNU), International Telecommunication Union(ITU) and International Solid Waste Association(ISWA) in close collaboration with the UN Environment Programme(UNEP).
- Global e-waste will increase by 38% in the decade between 2020 and 2030.
- Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019 followed by the Americas and Europe.
- E-Waste(Electronic-Waste): It is a term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded electronic appliances.It includes computers, mobiles, consumer electronics among others.
- United Nations University(UNU): It is the academic and research arm of the United Nations.Its mission is to help resolve global issues related to human development and welfare through collaborative research and education.It has a diplomatic status as a U.N. institution and is headquartered in Tokyo,Japan.
- International Telecommunication Union(ITU): It is the United Nations specialized agency founded in 1865 for issues related to information and communication technologies(ICT).
- International Solid Waste Association(ISWA): It is a non governmental, independent and non-profit association which aims to promote and develop professional waste management worldwide as a contribution to sustainable development.