“Plastic in waste electronics (e-waste) is an environmental time bomb that has been overlooked, say campaigners.

Plastic accounts for about 20% of the 50 million tonnes of e-waste produced each year, which is expected to more than double to 110m tonnes by 2050.

A UN-supported campaign is calling on consumers to favour electronic devices that use recovered plastic.

The PolyCE campaign, funded by the European Commission, also calls on manufacturers to use less plastic.”

 

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