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Interactive chart showing where e-waste ends up

Faisal Alani

Where does your old electronic waste end up? A lot of people wouldn't have a clue and would be surprised to find out that most e-waste ends up in landfills or incinerators or, more recently, are exported to Asia. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and closets.

The graphic below shows where e-waste ends up and what the consequences are.

 


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