E Waste

More Than 48 Million Tonnes Of Gadgets Thrown Away Every Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

What with all of these new and wonderful gadgets out this year, it's no surprise that some of your older tech might end up on the scrap heap. But n...

E, What a Waste

Mark Piggott | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Piggott

Each year in the UK we discard over a million tonnes of so-called e-waste: all those old scanners, PCs, mobiles and an estimated two million TVs that either stopped working or have become "obsolete". Around half of these six million items could be repaired but it's usually easier and cheaper just to buy a new one.