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EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (definition according to the European Union WEEE Directive)
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
What is e-waste?
A growing share of municipal waste contains electronic or
electric products. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and makes up approximately 4 per cent of municipal waste in the European Union. In the US, between 14 and 20 million PC’s become obsolete every year. The picture is similar all over the world and e-waste is increasing steadily.