The World’s Titanic-Sized Electronic Waste Problem Is Only Getting Bigger

That stash of old iPhones in your desk drawer is just the tip of the iceberg

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In 2019, the global economy generated 53.6 million metric tons of electronic waste. That’s the equivalent of about 2,272 Titanic-sized ocean liners, or one Titanic’s worth of e-waste produced every four hours.

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This story first appeared in the April 4, 2022, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.