What happens to your old phones and laptops?
Where do they end up eventually?
The world dumped 53.6 million tons of e-waste in 2019- that’s the official number. The unofficial one could be much higher.
And out of that, roughly 15% was recycled.
Countries in Asia and Africa serve as dumping grounds for these electronics.
It ends up in informal sectors in these countries.
There are workers that take apart precious metals like gold, sil…