e-waste | The Daily Star
  • E waste

    Weight of e-waste in 2016 equivalent to 4,500 Eiffel Towers

    The weight of e-waste in 2016 is equivalent to about 4,500 Eiffel Towers, according the joint study by the UN University, the International Telecommunication Union, and the International Solid Waste Association.

  • Waste but not useless

    We all love our cell phone, computer and TV and depend heavily on them in our day-to-day life. But each of these electronic equipment eventually reaches the end of its life and is replaced by a new one.

  • What happens to our e-waste?

    What do you do with the damaged battery or chargers of your cell phone? Where do you keep your fused bulbs and abandoned switches? What about obsolete computer accessories?

  • White goods dominate e-waste items

    Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment make up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.