Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by its owner as waste without the intent of re-use. In 2016, 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste were generated. That is the equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel Towers! Unfortunately, only 20% of the e-waste generated is collected and recycled and this is something we all have to work to change.
Watch this short video to see what one nonprofit in Tucson, Arizona is doing to turn waste into profits, that support amazing job training, computer training and even Grandmother Computer training.
Small steps, big impact!