Inside Story

Facing a growing e-waste problem

UN report warns of devastating impact of emerging electronic waste crisis.

A report by the United Nations University reveals that the amount of electronic waste generated every year is growing dramatically.

It shows that only 16 percent of e-waste is recycled and reused.

Some of the material in the electronic waste contains significant quantities of toxins. These toxins, the report shows, cause kidney and liver damage and impact mental development.

But who is responsible? And why are countries not doing enough to address this issue?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Akshat Ghiya, Co-Founder and Director of Karma Recycling, a leading trade-in operator and re-distributor of mobile devices.

Feng Wang – Researcher and Co-author of the United Nations University report on electronic waste.