Tag Archives: e-waste

Is your e-waste causing a global health crisis?

Unwanted electrical goods including computers, tablets and smartphones are putting the health of millions of children at risk.

This summer the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report named ‘Children and Digital Dumpsites’ which explains how the millions of tonnes of toxic electronic waste dumped every year is putting children’s health at risk. In mid to low-income countries, where over 80% of e-waste is illegally dumped, children often work in informal e-waste recycling

Can we build a climate-positive tech industry in Sheffield?

‘Climathon’ in November will explore how we can turn e-waste into practical tools for people who need them.

It is estimated that in Britain each year we throw away a million tonnes of e-waste and that it equates to 70% of overall toxic waste in landfill. It is also estimated that more than a third of parents with children aged between five and 16 do not have access to a laptop or computer.